# Answer to Question #17605 in Abstract Algebra for Rita

Question #17605

TWO ATHLETES PETER AND JOHN HAVE THE PROBABILITY OF 1/3 AND 3/4 RESPECTIVELY TO QUALIFY FOR THE FINALS OF A HIGH JUMP.IF THEIR ATTEMPTS ARE INDEPENDENT,DETERMINE THE PROBABILITY THAT,

BOTH WILL QUALIFY FOR THE FUNDS

BOTH WILL QUALIFY FOR THE FUNDS

Expert's answer

& P(BOTH WILL QUALIFY FOR THE FUNDS) =

= P(PETER WILL QUALIFY FOR THE FUNDS) * P(JOHN WILL QUALIFY FOR THE FUNDS) =

= 1/3 * 3/4 = 3/12.

= P(PETER WILL QUALIFY FOR THE FUNDS) * P(JOHN WILL QUALIFY FOR THE FUNDS) =

= 1/3 * 3/4 = 3/12.

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