Independent & Dependent Compound Events

Independent or Dependent Events

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Independent or Dependent Events

Which of the following events are independent and which are dependent? Explain your answer.

  • There are 4 oranges and 12 apples in a bowl. You reach in and randomly take a piece of fruit to eat. Then you randomly get another piece of fruit.
  • You toss a coin and roll a number cube.
  • You reach into your drawer and pull out one sock. You reach in again and pull out the same color sock.
  • You spin spinner A twice. You want to spin an even number and then an odd number.
  • You spin spinner B twice. You want to get the same color both times.