How to Calculate Simple Conditional Probabilities

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Jenny has a bowl of M&M's that has 6 brown, 3 green, 4 red, and 12 yellow M&M's. What is the probability that she will select a brown M&M after first selecting a yellow M&M and not replacing it?

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2. Twelve employees at a local company decide to go out for lunch. Of the 12 employees, 8 are men and 4 are women. If a woman is the first to order, what is the probability that a man will be the next person to order lunch?

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The quiz will present you with a series of word problems outlining various situations. These questions will then ask you about the probability of some events in these situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the following:

• Probability
• Conditional probability
• Dependent events

Skills Practiced

• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related conditional probabilities lesson
• Making connections - use understanding of the concept simple conditional probabilities
• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve simple conditional probabilities practice problems
• Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding simple conditional probabilities and interpret it correctly