# Are You Completely Frustrated and In Need of Probability Help?

Have you been searching for probability help, specifically with
dependent events? If you are new to Algebra-class.com or just starting a
probability unit, you may want to take a look at the introductory probability lesson or the lesson on independent events.

But... if you are ready to study **dependent events**, let's take a look at the definition.

## Dependent Events

Two events, A and B, are dependent if the outcome of the first event **does affect** the outcome of the second event.

In many cases, the term "**without replacement**" will be used to signify dependent events.

Dependent Events are notated as:

P(A,then B)

Let's take a closer look at situations with dependent events.

## Example 1 - Probability with cards

Did you notice how the playing card was **not replaced**,
so the outcomes and sample space were reduced for the second event?

The second event is dependent on what happens on the first pick. Since
this is theoretical probability
and we don't know what would really happen on the first pick, we always
assume that the first event happens as stated in the problem.

Let's take a look at another example.

## Example 2

We know that there's not a great chance that ALL 4 tires will be
defective, but what are the chances that all four tires will NOT be
defective? This is one for you to figure out! Check out the practice
problem below.

## Practice Problem

At the Tire Store, 5 out of every 50 tires is defective. If you purchase 4 tires for your vehicle and they are randomly selected from a set of 50 newly shipped tires, what is the probability that none of the four tires are defective? (Once chosen, the tires are not replaced)

## Solution

Probability of dependent events is used pretty often in life. You may also like the next lesson on Theoretical Vs. Experimental Probability.

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