There are
3 red candies left in a bag of
multicolored candies with a total of 20 candies left in it. The
probability that you will get a red one when you reach in is: 3/20. But what are your chances of getting a red one if you reach in again? There are now 19 candies
in the bag, and only
two are red. The probability is 2/19. Taking the first candy affected the outcome of the next attempt. The two events are dependent. |

Now you know that the probability of a heads-up
landing when you flip a coin is 1/2. What is the probability of getting tails if you flip it again? It is still 1/2. The two events do
not affect each other. They are independent. |

writing: Kirsten Anderson |
art: mC |

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