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### Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics

Book edition 4th
Author(s) Randall D. Knight
Pages 1240 pages
ISBN 9780133942651

# An experiment has four possible outcomes, labeled A to D. The probability of A is PA= 40% and of B is PB = 30%. Outcome C is twice as probable as outcome D. What are the probabilities PC and PD?

Therefore the probabilities are:

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## Step 1: Given information

An experiment has four possible outcomes, labeled A to D. The probability of A is PA= 40% and of B is PB = 30%. Outcome C is twice as probable as outcome D.

## Step 2: Explanation

The most crucial principle in this problem is that all conceivable outcomes' probability must add up to 1, or 100%. As a result, utilising the information provided in the problem, we can develop two equations.

Solving (1) with (2)