# Ch 14: Understanding the Probability of Compound Events

### About This Chapter

## Understanding the Probability of Compound Events - Chapter Summary

The entertaining lessons in this chapter make it easy to understand the probability of compound events. Watch them at your leisure to gain greater insight into Venn diagrams, conditional probability, the multiplication rule of probability and more. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:

- Define and describe Venn diagrams
- Apply independent and conditional probability to real-life situations
- Share examples of the probability of compound events
- Use the addition rule of probability to find the probabilities of mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events
- Solve probability equations using the multiplication rule of probability

This chapter is completely customizable, enabling you to review all or select lessons and navigate them in your sequence of choice. Short quizzes are available with the lessons to gauge your comprehension of the topics they explore. If you need additional information while studying the lessons, feel free to send your questions to our experts. Before the day of your test, be sure to find out how much you understand about the probability of compound events by taking the chapter exam.

### 1. Venn Diagrams: Subset, Disjoint, Overlap, Intersection & Union

The Venn diagram was introduced by John Venn. Yes, the Venn diagram is named after a real person! His idea was to show sets in terms of pictures. The Venn diagram is now used in many fields, including mathematics. Let's take a look at John Venn's idea.

### 2. Applying Conditional Probability & Independence to Real Life Situations

It can be really confusing learning how to apply conditional and independent probability to real-life situations. This lesson focuses on several examples and practice problems to help you learn how to find conditional probability.

### 3. Probability of Compound Events: Definition & Examples

Determining the probability of compound events involves finding the probability of each event and then determining how to combine them. This lesson will give you the tools to find the probability and finish with a quiz to cement your knowledge.

### 4. The Addition Rule of Probability: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the differences between mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events and how to find the probabilities of each using the Addition Rule of Probability.

### 5. The Multiplication Rule of Probability: Definition & Examples

The Multiplication Rule of Probability is a concept you will use frequently when solving probability equations. In this lesson, learn the two different scenarios in which you will use the multiplication rule of probability.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the Pennsylvania Algebra I Keystone Exam: Test Prep & Practice course

- Real Numbers & Expressions
- Understanding Exponential Expressions
- Working with Radical Expressions
- Understanding Absolute Value Expressions
- Estimation & Math Problem-Solving
- Solving Problems with Polynomials
- Solving, Writing & Graphing Linear Equations
- Solving Problems with Systems of Equations
- Solving & Graphing Linear Inequalities
- Understanding Function Basics
- Using Scatter Plots
- Understanding Basic Statistics
- Interpreting & Graphing Data
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