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November 23rd, 2012, 08:38 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Nov 2012 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  composed probabilities and total probabilities
Hi Guys!!! I'm wondering what the difference is between composed probabilities and total probabilities. Can someone enlighten me? 
November 23rd, 2012, 03:48 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,378 Thanks: 542  Re: composed probabilities and total probabilities
Composed probability is not a standard term. Where did you get it?

November 24th, 2012, 04:32 AM  #3 
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I assume that a composed probability is simply a product. For example, P(A) = P(B)P(C) if it is known that event A occurs only if the mutually independent events B and C both occur. If, on the other hand, B and C are mutually exclusive events, and if the occurrence of either of them implies that event A occurs, one would have P(A) = P(B) + P(C), which gives P(A) as a total probability. 

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