Probability of Independent and Dependent Events


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All of the letters that spell MISSISSIPPI are put into a bag. What is the probability of selecting a vowel, and then after replacing the letter, also drawing an S?

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1. Using a standard deck of cards (which has 26 red cards and 26 black cards, with 13 cards of every suit), what is the probability of selecting a red card, and then after replacing the card, selecting a heart card?

2. If you roll a die three times, what is the probability of rolling only even numbers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauges your understanding of dependent and independent events that occur in probability. You will be quizzed on the principles of probability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review probability problems involving:

  • Dice
  • Playing cards
  • Letters of the alphabet

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding probability
  • Problem solving - use what you have learned to solve practice probability problems
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related mathematics lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about probability, review the corresponding lesson titled Probability of Independent and Dependent Events. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine what independent events are in probability
  • Compare and contrast dependent events and independent events
  • Define probability