The probability of Faye attending the gym on a given day is 0.6

The probability of Karen attending the gym on a given day is 0.85

Find the probability that one of the two attend.

Do I use $\displaystyle P(F\cup K)=P(F)+P(K)-P(F\cap K)$ ?

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- Aug 12th 2010, 01:42 PMBushyIndependant events
The probability of Faye attending the gym on a given day is 0.6

The probability of Karen attending the gym on a given day is 0.85

Find the probability that one of the two attend.

Do I use $\displaystyle P(F\cup K)=P(F)+P(K)-P(F\cap K)$ ? - Aug 12th 2010, 02:01 PMawkward
That's correct, provided that by "one of the two attend" you mean at least one attends (instead of exactly one).

You will need to make an assumption that the events of their attending are independent. Ideally, that would be part of the problem statement. - Aug 12th 2010, 05:05 PMBushy
- Aug 13th 2010, 01:36 PMawkward
The probability that exactly one attends is

$\displaystyle P(F \cap K^c) + P(F^c \cap K)$.