See how we can use the multiplication rule to find the compound probability of independent events.
Compound probability of independent events
You'll become familiar with the concept of independent events, or that one event in no way affects what happens in the second event. Keep in mind, too, that the sum of the probabilities of all the possible events should equal 1.
Probability without equally likely events
Up until now, we've looked at probabilities surrounding only equally likely events. What about probabilities when we don't have equally likely events? Say, we have unfair coins?
Independent events example: test taking
Have you ever taken a test and discovered you have no choice but to guess on a couple of problems? In this example problem, we are considering the probability of two independent events occurring.
Die rolling probability with independent events
We hope you're not a gambler, but if you had to bet on whether you can roll even numbers three times in a row, you might want to figure this probability first.
Coin flipping probability
In this video, we 'll explore the probability of getting at least one heads in multiple flips of a fair coin.
Free throwing probability
Our friend and Cleveland Cavalier, LeBron James, asks Sal how to determine the probability of making 10 free throws in a row. Hint: the answer is surprising!
Three pointer vs free throwing probability
Our friend and Cleveland Cavalier, LeBron James, asks Sal if there's a high probability of making three free throws in a row or one three-pointer. Before solving the problem, jot down what you think the answer will be!
Find probabilities of independent events like flipping a heads and rolling an even number!