Katie C.

# Compute the following conditional probabilities:

A and B in a sample space S, but assume that Pr[A] = 0.4, Pr[B] = 0.35, and Pr[A∩ B] = 0.1.

Compute the following conditional probabilities:

(1) Pr[A | B] =

(2) Pr[B | A] =

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Katie C.

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03/30/15 Edward C.

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Sorry maybe I did not understand your question.  (1) asks for the conditional probability of A given that B has occurred.  Since B has occurred the original sample space S is restricted to B, which occurs with probability 0.35.  Within the space of B, A occurs with probability 0.1 since the probability of A and B both occurring is 0.1.  So the probability of A given B is 0.1 / 0.35 = 10 / 35 = 2/7.  (2) is solved in a similar way.
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Katie C.

it was right I was just entering it into the wrong problem. Sorry, Thanks!!
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Katie C.

could you help me with other problems?

Suppose for this problem that Pr[E] = [ 5/8] and Pr[F] = [ 3/4]. Just as in the book, Pr[(E ∪F)′] = 0.
(1) What is Pr[E | F]?

(2) What is Pr[F | E]?

Suppose for this problem that Pr[E] = [ 1/12], Pr[F] = [ 1/6], and Pr[E ∩F′] = [ 0/1].
(1) What is Pr[E | F]?

(2) What is Pr[F | E]?

assume that Pr[E] = 0.3, Pr[F] = 0.35, and Pr[E′∩ F] = 0.15.
Compute the following conditional probabilities:

(1) Pr[E | F] =

(2) Pr[F | E] =
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