Probability
UK Secondary (7-11)
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Complementary Events

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Are the following events complementary?

a

Event A: Selecting a positive number.

Event B: Selecting a negative number.

Complementary

A

Not complementary

B

Complementary

A

Not complementary

B
b

Event A: Drawing a red card from a standard deck of cards (no jokers).

Event B: Drawing a black card from a standard deck of cards (no jokers).

Complementary

A

Not complementary

B

Complementary

A

Not complementary

B
c

Event A: Drawing a club from a standard deck of cards (no jokers).

Event B: Drawing a spade from a standard deck of cards (no jokers).

Complementary

A

Not complementary

B

Complementary

A

Not complementary

B
d

Event A: Rolling a number greater than 3 on a die.

Event B: Rolling a number less than 3 on a die.

Complementary

A

Not complementary

B

Complementary

A

Not complementary

B
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