I need to prove that, for any events ,

It is recommended to proceed by induction, but I cannot see how. If someone could outline some procedure I could follow to prove the more general case, it would be much appreciated.

e: corrected typo

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- Mar 14th 2010, 06:25 AMharbottleBonferroni's inequality
I need to prove that, for any events ,

It is recommended to proceed by induction, but I cannot see how. If someone could outline some procedure I could follow to prove the more general case, it would be much appreciated.

e: corrected typo - Mar 14th 2010, 08:35 AMmatheagle
you have equality if you change that sign to plus in the third sum, but then you need the prob of all four pairings and then subtract all five pairings...

you can see that if you draw a Venn diagram