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Lesson: Solving Conditional Probability Problems

Worksheet: Solving Conditional Probability Problems • 16 Questions

Q1:

For two events and , , , and .

Work out the probability of given .

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Work out the probability of given .

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Q2:

The two-way table shows the ages and activity choices of a group of participants at a summer camp.

SwimmingClimbingAbseiling
14 and Under15248
Over 14183224

A child is selected at random. Given that they chose abseiling, find the probability that the child is over 14.

  • A51%
  • B19.8%
  • C75%
  • D24.7%
  • E48%

Q3:

Daniel and Jennifer are running for the presidency of the Students’ Union at their school. The votes they received from each of 3 classes are shown in the table. What is the probability that a student voted for Jennifer given that they are in the Class B?

Class AClass BClass CTotal
Daniel161169177507
Jennifer147195152494
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Q4:

For two events and , and . Determine the probability of .

Q5:

In a group of 96 people, 34 out of the 71 women have a smartphone, and 18 men do not have a smartphone. Determine the probability that a randomly picked smartphone owner in this group will be female.

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Q6:

The table shows the data on all the students who tried out for the baseball team. Find the probability that Daniel is right-handed given that he tried out and did not make the team.

Made the TeamDid Not Make the Team
Left-Handed1619
Right-Handed2312
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Q7:

Suppose that and are events with probabilities and . Given that , find .

Q8:

Consider the following Venn diagram.

Calculate the value of .

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Q9:

The given Venn diagram shows the probabilities of events and occurring or NOT occurring in different combinations.

Calculate the value of .

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Hence, calculate .

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Calculate .

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Are and independent events?

  • Ano
  • Byes

Q10:

Suppose and . What is the probability that events and both occur?

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Q11:

240 people are taking science classes. There are 104 people studying chemistry, 132 people studying biology, and 68 of those are studying both. What is the probability that a person is studying Chemistry given that they are studying Biology?

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Q12:

Suppose that and are events in a random experiment. Given that and , find .

Q13:

Liam rolled a fair six-sided die. Determine the probability of him rolling a 6 or less given that he rolled an odd number.

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  • B1
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Q14:

Suppose that and are two events. Given that and , find .

Q15:

Suppose that and are two events. Given that and , find .

Q16:

Suppose that and are two events. Given that and , find .

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