**Using the axioms of probability, prove the following:**

- For any event A, P(Ac)=1−P(A).
- The probability of the empty set is zero, i.e., P(∅)=0.
- For any event A, P(A)≤1.
- P(A−B)=P(A)−P(A∩B).
- P(A∪B)=P(A)+P(B)−P(A∩B), (inclusion-exclusion principle for n=2).
- If A⊂B then P(A)≤P(B).

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## How do you prove something is a probability?

*Function the area underneath the probability density function has to be equal to 1.*

## How do you prove probability theorems?

The probability of the complementary event A’ of A is given by P(A’) = 1 – P(A). Proof: The events A and A’ are mutually disjoint and together they form the whole sample space. A ∪ A’ = S ⇒ P(A ∪ A’) = P(S) or, P(A) + P(A’) = P(S) = 1 ⇒ P(A’) = 1 − P(A).

## How do you prove the probability of a union?

THEOREM: the union of of events. The probability that either A or B will happen or that both will happen is the probability of A happening plus the probability of B happening less the probability of the joint occurrence of A and B: **P(A ∪ B)** **= P(A) + P(B) − P(A ∩ B)**

## What are the examples of probability?

There is a probability of getting a desired card when we randomly pick one out of 52. For example, **the probability of picking up an ace in a 52 deck of cards is 4/52**; since there are 4 aces in the deck. The odds of picking up any other card is therefore 52/52 – 4/52 = 48/52.

## How do you know if a probability function is valid?

Step 1: **Determine whether each probability is greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to 1**. Step 2: Determine whether the sum of all of the probabilities equals 1. Step 3: If Steps 1 and 2 are both true, then the probability distribution is valid.

## What are the properties of probability?

**Properties of Probability**

- The probability of an event can be defined as the Number of favorable outcomes of an event divided by the total number of possible outcomes of an event. …
- Probability of a sure/certain event is 1. …
- Probability of an impossible event is zero (0). …
- Probability of an event always lies between 0 and 1.

## What is a valid probability?

For a function P(x) to be valid probability mass function, **P(x) must be non-negative for each possible value x**. Moreover, the random variable must take on some value in the set of possible values with probability one, so we require that P(x) must sum to one.

## What is not a valid probability?

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Probabilities must be between 0 and 1 or 0% and 100% and cannot be negative. Therefore, 100% is valid for a probability, . 8 is valid for a probability, 75% is valid for a probability, while **-.** **2** is not valid for a probability.

## What must be true for a number to be a probability?

A probability must be **between zero and one**. (c) Explain why 120% cannot be the probability of some event. A probability must be between zero and one. (d) Can the number 0.56 be the probability of an event?

## What are the 3 rules of probability?

There are three main rules associated with basic probability: **the addition rule, the multiplication rule, and the complement rule**.

## What is the formula to calculate the probability of a single event?

**Divide the number of events by the number of possible outcomes**. This will give us the probability of a single event occurring. In the case of rolling a 3 on a die, the number of events is 1 (there’s only a single 3 on each die), and the number of outcomes is 6.