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Independent Events

Videos and lessons to help High School students learn how to understand that two events A and B are independent if the probability of A and B occurring together is the product of their probabilities, and use this characterization to determine if they are independent.

  • Use appropriate probability notation for individual events as well as their intersection (joint probability).
  • Calculate probabilities for events, including joint probabilities, using various methods (e.g. Venn diagram, frequency table).
  • Compare the product of probabilities for individual events (p(A) ∙ p(B)) with their joint probability (p(A ∩ B)).
  • Understand that independent events satisfy the relationship p(A) ∙ p(B) =  p(A ∩ B).

Common Core: HSS-CP.A.2

Related Topics:
Common Core (Statistics & Probability)

Common Core for Mathematics

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This video introduces the idea of independent and dependent events. I show how to write compound probabilities with "and statements" as products of simple probabilities.

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