 8.04 Probability of compound events

Interactive practice questions

Is it possible for the following two events to happen at the same time?

1) It is a Friday

2) It is raining

No

A

Yes

B

No

A

Yes

B
Easy
Less than a minute

A die is rolled.

Is it possible for the following two outcomes to happen at the same time?

1) Rolling a $6$6

2) Rolling an odd number

A dog is randomly selected from the group of dogs shown.

Which of the following outcomes could happen at the same time?

A teacher has a "prize bag" filled with different prizes. The students form a line to draw a prize from the bag at random. Once a student has drawn a prize, they take it back to their desk.

Are their selections independent or dependent?

Outcomes

8.DSP.4

Understand that, just as with simple events, the probability of a compound event is the fraction of outcomes in the sample space for which the compound event occurs. Understand and use appropriate terminology to describe independent, dependent, complementary, and mutually exclusive events.

8.DSP.5

Represent sample spaces and find probabilities of compound events (independent and dependent) using methods, such as organized lists, tables, and tree diagrams.