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  • one year ago

MM plain candies come in various colors. According to the MM/Mars Department of Consumer Affairs, the distribution of colors for plain MM candies is: Colors-Purple,Yellow,Red,Orange,Green,Blue,Brown Percentage-20%,20%,20%,10%,10%,10%,10%. Suppose you have a large bag of plain MM candies and you take one candy at random. Find the P(purple candy or orange candy) a. 10% b. 20% c. 30% d. 40%

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    There are some questions that accompany this one.

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Using the information from the question, are the outcomes mutually exclusive? Why or why not? a. yes, they have the same probability b. no, they have the same probability c. yes, you are only drawing one MM so orange or purple cannot occur at the same time. d. no, you are only drawing one MM so orange or purple cannot occur at the same time.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Using the information from the problem, what is P(not blue candy)? a. 20% b. 10% c. 90% d. 80%

  4. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    the two events "purple" and "orange" are mutually exclusive, so we can use this formula P(purple candy or orange candy) = P(purple) + P(orange) P(purple candy or orange candy) = P(purple) + P(orange) P(purple candy or orange candy) = (20%) + (10%) P(purple candy or orange candy) = 30%

  5. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    they are mutually exclusive because you can only pick one color at a time. In that case, you can only pick purple or orange. But not both at the same time.

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yeah, that makes sense.

  7. jim_thompson5910
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    what is P(not blue) equal to?

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    10%?

  9. jim_thompson5910
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    that's P(blue)

  10. jim_thompson5910
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    what's the probability of not getting blue

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    oh, sorry :p 90%

  12. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    correct

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thanks

  14. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    np

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