Joanne C. answered • 7d

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Hi Crystal,

Given information:

- There are 8 people fishing at Lake Connor:
- 3 have fishing licenses
- 5 do not.
- 2 Chosen at random

**FIND**: What is the probability that both people have licenses? Write your answer as a fraction in simplest form.

These events are **dependent**. Once you choose 1 person with a license, now there are less people to choose from and there is one less person with a license.

Dependent events A and B, P(A and B)=P(A)×P(B│A)

Dependent events = Probability of A times P(B│A)=probability of B given that A has already occurred

To start with you have 8 people, 3 with license.

Probability of an event = (number of favorable outcomes)/(total number of outcomes)

P(A)= (3/8) for the 1st person with a license

Now there are 7 people left and only 2 with a license.

P(B)= (2/7) for the probability of getting the 2nd person with license.

The total probability is the product of the two probabilities.

P(B|A)=(3/8) x (2/7)

= (6/56)

= **3/28**

Hope this helps.

Let me know if you need more clarification :)