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For a loaded die,the probabilities of outcomes are given as under P(1)=P(2)=0.2,P(3)=P(5)=P(6)=0.1 and P(4)=0.3.The die is thrown two times.Let A and B be the events,'same number each time',and 'a total score is 10 or more',respectively.Determine whether or not A and B are independent.

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  • If \( p(A)p(B)=p(A\cap B)\)
  • Then Aand Bare independent
  • die is thrown 2 times
  • sample space={(1,1)(1,2).....(6,6)} 36 such events
  • A=same number in each throw
  • and (1,1)(2,2)(3,3)(4,4) (5,5)(6,6)
  • B=total number is 10 or more
  • = (5,5)(6,4)(4,6)(6,5)(5,6)(6,6)
  • \( A\cap B\) ={(5,5)(6,6)}
\( A\cap B\) ={(5,5)(6,6)}\)
\(=(0.2\times0.2)+(0.2\times0.2)+(0.1)\times(0.1) +(0.4)(0.4)+(0.1)(0.1)+0.1\times0.1\)
\( =0.04+0.04+0.01+0.16+0.01+0.01\)
\(p(A\cap\; B)=p(5,5)+p(6,6)\)
\(p(A)p(B)\neq p(A\cap B)\)
so A and B are not indipendent


answered Feb 18, 2013 by poojasapani_1
edited Jun 5, 2013 by poojasapani_1

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