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 heads
landing up 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 |