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12) The physical science degrees conferred by a school between 1992 and 1995 were broken down as follows:

Major Male Female Totals

Physics 25 25 50

Chemistry 60 40 100

Geology 30 20 50

Totals 115 85 200

Suppose a person is selected at random from these graduates. Consider the following events:

M: The person is a male.

F: The person is a female.

P: The person graduated in physics.

C: The person graduated in chemistry.

G: The person graduated in geology.

Find:

a) P(M)

b) P(M|P)

c) P(C and F)

d) P(C|F)

e) P(C and G)

f) P(C or G)

g) Are events C & F independent? Give a reason for your answer.

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12) The physical science degrees conferred by a school between 1992 and 1995 were broken down as follows:

Major Male Female Totals

Physics 25 25 50

Chemistry 60 40 100

Geology 30 20 50

Totals 115 85 200

Suppose a person is selected at random from these graduates. Consider the following events:

M: The person is a male.

F: The person is a female.

P: The person graduated in physics.

C: The person graduated in chemistry.

G: The person graduated in geology.

Find:

a) P(M)

b) P(M|P)

c) P(C and F)

d) P(C|F)

e) P(C and G)

f) P(C or G)

g) Are events C & F independent? Give a reason for your answer.

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a) P(M)

Solution. Since there are 50+100+50=200 graduates, of them there are 115 who are male. So, P(M)=115/200=0.575

b) P(M|P)

Solution. Since there are 50 graduates from major physics, among them there are 25 who are male. Thus,

P(M|P)=25/50=0.5

c) P(C and F)

Solution. Since there are ...

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