# Worksheet: Mutually Exclusive Events

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying mutually exclusive events and finding their probabilities.

**Q4: **

A bag contains red, blue, and green balls, and one is to be selected without looking. The probability that the chosen ball is red is equal to seven times times the probability that the chosen ball is blue. The probability that the chosen ball is blue is the same as the probability that the chosen ball is green.

Find the probability that the chosen ball is red or green.

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**Q5: **

A deck of cards numbered 1 to 35 is shuffled and a card is chosen. What is the probability that the chosen card has a number which is divisible by 8 and 6?

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**Q9: **

A small choir has a tenor singer, 3 soprano singers, a baritone singer, and a mezzo-soprano singer. If one of their names was randomly chosen, determine the probability that it was the name of the tenor singer or soprano singer.

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**Q10: **

In an experiment a coin is flipped and a die rolled once, then the upper face of each is observed. is the event that the coin lands head side up and the die lands showing a prime number. is the event that the die lands showing an even number. Find the probability of the occurrence of the two events and together.

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**Q11: **

A card is picked at random from a standard deck of cards. Let be the event that a king is picked and let be the event that a red card is picked.

Find , giving your answer as a fraction in its simplest form.

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Find , giving your answer as a fraction in its simplest form.

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Find , giving your answer as a fraction in its simplest form.

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Find , giving your answer as a fraction in its simplest form.

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**Q12: **

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

**Q13: **

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

**Q14: **

Suppose and are two mutually exclusive events. Given that and , determine .

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**Q15: **

If and are two mutually exclusive events from a sample space of a random experiment, find .

**Q16: **

Given that and are two mutually exclusive events in the sample space of a random experiment, determine .

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**Q17: **

Given that and are two mutually exclusive events in a sample space of a random experiment, determine .

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**Q18: **

Amelia has a deck of 52 cards. She randomly selects one card and considers the following events:

Event A: picking a card that is a heart;

Event B: picking a card that is black

Event C: picking a card that is not a spade

Are events A and B mutually exclusive?

- ANo
- BYes

Are events A and C mutually exclusive?

- ANo
- BYes

Are events B and C mutually exclusive?

- AYes
- BNo

**Q19: **

Amelia has these 10 cards.

Choose a Venn diagram for the experiment of randomly picking a card that shows the two events βpicking a multiple of 3β and βpicking a square number.β

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Are the events βpicking a multiple of 3β and βpicking a square numberβ mutually exclusive?

- ANo
- BYes

What is the probability of picking a number that is a multiple of 3 and a square number? Give your answer as a fraction in its simplest form.

- A3/5
- B2/5
- C9/10
- D1/10
- E1/5

**Q20: **

A random experiment has sample space . Given that and , find .

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**Q21: **

A random experiment has sample space . Given and , find .

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**Q22: **

A bag contains balls labeled 10, 11, or 12. In an experiment, a ball is selected at random, and the probability of each outcome is shown in the table. Find the value of .

Number | 10 | 11 | 12 |
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Probability | 0.5 | 0.4 |

**Q23: **

Which of the following is true if ?

- AEvents and are independent.
- BEvents and have equal probabilities.
- CEvents and are collectively exhaustive.
- DThe probability of the intersection of events and is equal to the probability of their union.
- EEvents and are mutually exclusive.

**Q24: **

Given that and are two mutually exclusive events in a sample space of a random experiment, determine .

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**Q25: **

Two mutually exclusive events and have probabilities and . Find .

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