How to Calculate and Solve for Dependent Events | Probability

The image above represents dependent events.

To compute for dependent events, four essential parameters are needed and these parameters are Number of Times Event A can occur (xA), Number of Times Event B can occur (xB) and Total Number of All Possible Outcomes (N).

The formula for calculating independent events:

P(A and B) = P(A) x P(B|A)

Where;

P(A and B) = Dependent events
xA = Number of Times Event A can occur
xB = Number of Times Event B can occur
N = Total Number of All Possible Outcomes
P(A) = xAN
P(B|A) = xB(N – 1)

Let’s solve an example;
Find the dependent events when the number of times event A can occur is 8, number of times event B can occur is 11 and the total number of all possible outcomes is 18.

This implies that;

xA = Number of Times Event A can occur = 8
xB = Number of Times Event B can occur = 11
N = Total Number of All Possible Outcomes = 18

P(A and B) = P(A) x P(B|A)
P(A and B) = xAN x xB(N – 1)
P(A and B) = 818 x 1117
P(A and B) = (8)(11)(18)(17)
P(A and B) = 88306
Dividing the numerator and denominator by 2
P(A and B) = 44153
P(A and B) = 0.287

Therefore, the dependent events is 0.287.

Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia is capable of calculating the dependent events.

To get the answer and workings of the dependent events using the Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia. First, you need to obtain the app.

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the Calculator Map, then click on Probability under Mathematics.

Now, Click on Dependent Events under Probability

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the dependent events according to the respective parameters which are the Number of Times Event A can occur (xA), Number of Times Event B can occur (xB) and Total Number of All Possible Outcomes (N).

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the Number of Times Event A can occur(xA) is 8, Number of Times Event B can occur (xB) is 11 and Total Number of All Possible Outcomes(N) is 18.

Finally, Click on Calculate


As you can see from the screenshot above, Nickzom Calculator– The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the dependent events and presents the formula, workings and steps too.

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