Independent Events: Definition, Formula & Examples

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A bag contains 6 red, 2 yellow, and 7 orange marbles. What is the probability of drawing two red marbles out of the bag (with replacement)?

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1. A jar contains 4 yellow, 3 blue, 5 orange, and 8 black balls. What is the probability of reaching into the jar and pulling out a blue and an orange ball (with replacement)?

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What is the probability of the following compound event involving a coin and a standard die?

P ( Heads , Odd # )

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice finding the probability of independent events. Some of the concepts you'll need to know on the quiz include the meaning of independent events, compound events, and understanding the given probability formula.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test your ability to:

  • Understand independent events in probability
  • Apply the formula for finding the probability of independent events
  • Solve practice problems to find the probability of independent events

Skills Practiced

Prepare to practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems about the probability of independent events
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about finding probability of independent events
  • Distinguishing differences - apply understanding of theoretical probability by comparing independent and compound events

Additional Learning

To learn more about the probability of finding independent events, review the lesson on Independent Events: Definition and Formula. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define independent events
  • Learn the formula for finding the probability of independent events
  • Understand examples of finding probability of independent events
  • Define theoretical probability
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