# Q.4   A fair coin and an unbiased die are tossed. Let A be the event ‘head appears on the coin’ and B be the event ‘3 on the die’. Check whether A and B are independent events or not.

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A fair coin and an unbiased die are tossed,then total outputs are:

$= \left \{ (H1),(H2),(H3),(H4),(H5),(H6),(T1),(T2),(T3),(T4),(T5),(T6) \right \}$

$=12$

A is the event ‘head appears on the coin’ .

Total outcomes of A are : $= \left \{ (H1),(H2),(H3),(H4),(H5),(H6) \right \}$

$P(A)=\frac{6}{12}=\frac{1}{2}$

B is the event ‘3 on the die’.

Total outcomes of B are : $= \left \{ (T3),(H3)\right \}$

$P(B)=\frac{2}{12}=\frac{1}{6}$

$\therefore A\cap B = (H3)$

$P (A\cap B) = \frac{1}{12}$

Also,                $P (A\cap B) = P(A).P(B)$

$P (A\cap B) = \frac{1}{2}\times \frac{1}{6}=\frac{1}{12}$

Hence, A and B are independent events.

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