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You select one person from a group of eight males and two females. What are the two events "a...

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You select one person from a group of eight males and two females.

What are the two events "a male is selected" and "a female is selected" known as?

Not equally likely events

Not equally likely events are those events where the outcomes does not have equal chance of occurrence. One such event is rolling three dice. It is the opposite of equally likely events. The events are also mutually exclusive.

Answer and Explanation:

The two events are "not equally likely". Since the two events "a male is selected" and "a female is selected" does not have an equal chance of being selected.

One person has to be selected from a group of 10 people and it cannot be possible to have both males and females being selected. For this reason, the two events are mutually exclusive, and they are also complements of each other.


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