The Relationship Between Conditional Probabilities & Independence


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There is a bag of blue and red marbles and a deck of cards. What is the type of probability if one wants to know the chances of pulling out a blue marble from the bag and then an ace from the deck of cards?

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1. There is a bag of red and blue marbles. If you keep grabbing marbles out of the bag without replacing them until you get a blue marble, is each grab an independent event? Why or why not?

2. Define independent event?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the relationship between conditional probabilities and independence. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include statistics and probability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Conditional probability
  • Independent probability

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the relationship between conditional probabilities and independence in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast independent and conditional probability
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of these two forms of probability to answer questions based on practical scenarios

Additional Learning

To learn more about the relationship between conditional probabilities and independence, review the lesson which covers the following objectives:

  • Define dependent events
  • Learn about independent events
  • Understand the relationship between conditional and independent probability