# Thread: help with a percent of a percent? ;\

1. ## help with a percent of a percent? ;\

if there was...a 1% chance that the can of drink i bought was a can of coke, and a 1% chance it was raining on any given day, what would the % chance be that i bought a can of coke on a rainy day? i was thinking, 0.001? but i'm not sure

2. Originally Posted by kathryn
if there was...a 1% chance that the can of drink i bought was a can of coke, and a 1% chance it was raining on any given day, what would the % chance be that i bought a can of coke on a rainy day? i was thinking, 0.001? but i'm not sure
Yes, that's correct. They are also independent

I assume you got the answer by $1\% \times 1\% = 0.1 \times 0.1 = 0.01$

3. 1% x 1% = .01 x .01 = .0001