The Multiplication Rule of Probability: Definition & Examples

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Jessie has a deck of 52 regular playing cards and a bag of six marbles. In the bag, there are two blue marbles, three green marbles, and one white marble. What is the probability of Jessie drawing an ace from the deck of cards and a blue marble from the bag?

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1. Lisa has a two-sided coin with heads and tails. She also has a spinner with four colors: green, blue, red, and yellow. What is the probability of Lisa flipping the coin and getting heads and spinning the spinner to land on green?

2. Gary has a deck of 52 cards. He wants to know the probability of drawing the jack of spades and then drawing the two of hearts from the deck without replacing either card. What's the probability of this event?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on the quiz test your understanding through different scenarios. You will have to analyze these scenarios using the principles you learned in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will cover the following topics:

  • Probability
  • The multiplication rule
  • Independent events
  • Dependent events

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the multiplication rule
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the multiplication rule of probability and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the multiplication rule of probability
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about probability

Additional Learning

Make sure to read the corresponding lesson, the Multiplication Rule of Probability: Definition, Examples & Quiz. The lesson will help you master these topics:

  • Defining probability
  • Understanding the multiplication rule
  • Exploring independent and dependent events
  • Walking through probability practice problems
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