## andijo76 3 years ago Literature Choices You decide to take a Literature course. A requirement for the course is that you must read one classic book, one nonfiction book, and one science fiction book from the list below. Classic A Farewell to Arms (F) The Grapes of Wrath (G) Tom Sawyer (T) Moby-wingspan (M) Nonfiction John Adams(J) Band of brothers(B) Science Fiction War of the Worlds (W) Dune(D) a)Determine the number of points in the sample space. b)Construct a tree diagram and determine the sample space.Determine the probability that d) either a farewell to arms to moby wingspan is selecte

1. andijo76

this is what the teacher said should be revisited for corrections. I have provided some guidance below for your assistance. The number of points in the sample space would be: if the first experiment can be performed in N distinct ways and a second experiment can be performed in m distinct ways, then the two experiments can be performed in that specific order in MxN distinct ways. Theoretical probability refers to the equally likely outcome an event has of occurring. The probability is the quotient of the number of outcomes favorable to the event and the total number of possible outcomes.

2. satellite73

another moby wingspan! i love it

3. andijo76

lol

4. satellite73

4 choices for first book, 2 for second and 2 for third. so by the "counting principle" there are $4\times 2\times 2=16$ choices all together

5. satellite73

fairwell to arms and moby wingnuts (d*i*c*k) each be in one fourth of the choices, so together the probabiltiy that you read one or the other is $\frac{1}{4}+\frac{1}{4}=\frac{1}{2}$