Dependent Events in Math: Definition & Examples


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Two students out of 15 received an A on a math test. If the teacher picks two random students out of the 15 without replacement, what is the chance or probability that she will choose the two A students?

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1. If John draws three cards from a full deck of 52 cards, what is the probability that he draws a 2 and 3 in order with no replacement of the first card?

2. There are only 5 cupcakes left at a party but 10 kids. A mother puts 10 pieces of paper into a hat, 5 with a picture of a cupcake and 5 without a cupcake. The 5 kids that draw a cupcake paper will get a cupcake. The first child draws a cupcake paper. What is the probability of the second child drawing a cupcake paper?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz asks you to practice solving problems involving dependent events. You will also demonstrate your ability to read a formula related to probability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will need to solve dependent probability problems involving the following amounts of original objects:

  • 15
  • 52
  • 10
  • 50

Skills Practiced

While working out the answers to these problems, you will also be practicing:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on dependent events in math
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve dependent event practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about reading dependent event formulas

Additional Learning

Improve your skills with dependent event problems in math by studying the lesson entitled Dependent Events in Math: Definition & Examples. Information in this lesson covers:

  • What dependent events involve
  • How conditional probability works
  • Writing conditional probability notations