Kamykazee

02-06-2011, 06:48 AM

Consider the experience represented by the throwing of two dice: one yellow and one green. Let A be the event that the yellow dice appears with the side 2, and B the event that the green dice appears with the side 3.

Are events A and B independent? Justify your answer.

I don't know how to go about this. How can they not be independent? I would appreciate an explanation, if someone has the time. Thank you in advance.

EDIT: Is it merely the probability that events A and B intersect? In other words, the probability that they would have the same sides, which is \frac {1}{6} * \frac {1}{6} ?

Are events A and B independent? Justify your answer.

I don't know how to go about this. How can they not be independent? I would appreciate an explanation, if someone has the time. Thank you in advance.

EDIT: Is it merely the probability that events A and B intersect? In other words, the probability that they would have the same sides, which is \frac {1}{6} * \frac {1}{6} ?