# Let A and B be independent events with P(A) = 1/4 and P(B) ## Problem 3E Chapter 1.4

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Problem 3E

PROBLEM 3E

Let A and B be independent events with P(A) = 1/4 and P(B) = 2/3. Compute (a) P(A∩B), (b) P(A∩B' ),

(c) P(A' ∩ B' ), (d) P[(A ∪ B) ' ], and (e) P(A' ∩ B).

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Solution 3E

Step1 of 3:

We have the events A and B are independent events.

P(A) = and

P(B) = We need to find,

(a) P(A∩B),  (b) P(A∩B' ),

(c) P(A' ∩ B' ), (d) P[(A ∪ B) ' ],

(e) P(A' ∩ B).

Step2 of 3:

a).

Consider,

P(A B) = P(A) P(B)    [because we know that A and B are independent]

=   = = Therefore, P(A B) = .

b).

Consider,

P(A∩B' ) = P(A) P(B1)     [because we know that A and B are independent]

=  [1- ]

=   = Therefore, P(A∩B' ) = .

c).

Consider,

P(A' ∩ B' ) = P(A1) P(B1)    [because we know that A and B are independent]

= [1- ] [1- ]

=   ...

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