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Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

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Kyle works at a local music store. The store receives a shipment of new CDs in a box. In the shipment, there are 10 country CDs, 5 rock CDs, 12 hip hop CDs, and and 3 jazz CDs.

What is the probability that the first CD Kyle chooses from the box will be country?

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1.

Kyle works at a local music store. The store receives a shipment of new CDs in a box. In the shipment, there are 10 country CDs, 5 rock CDs, 12 hip hop CDs, and and 3 jazz CDs.

What is the probability that the first CD that Kyle pulls from the box will not be hip hop?

2.

Kyle works at a local music store. The store receives a shipment of new CDs in a box. In the shipment, there are 10 country CDs, 5 rock CDs, 12 hip hop CDs, and and 3 jazz CDs.

What is the probability that Kyle will select a jazz CD from the box, and then, without replacing the CD, select a country CD?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the probability of simple, compound and complementary events. The quiz includes multiple sample problems where you can practice calculating the probability of simple events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will measure your knowledge of:

  • Calculating simple probability for given equations
  • Determining the probability of compound events in a word problem
  • Answering questions on complementary events

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related probability of simple, compound and complementary events lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve probability practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the probability of various events

Additional Learning

To learn more about the probability of simple, compound and complementary events, review the lesson of the same name, which covers the following objectives:

  • Defining compound events
  • Identifying complementary events
  • Steps for solving probability math problems
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