# Formula for conditional probability P(A|B) is _______

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 11 months ago

Formula for conditional probability P(A|B) is _______

(a) P(A|B) = \frac{P(A∩B)}{P(B)}

(b) P(A|B) = \frac{P(A∩B)}{P(A)}

(c) P(A|B) = \frac{P(A)}{P(B)}

(d) P(A|B) = \frac{P(B)}{P(A)}

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 11 months ago

Correct choice is (a) P(A|B) =
P(A∩B)
P(B)

For explanation I would say: Conditional probability P(A | B) indicates the probability of event ‘A’ happening given that event B has happened.

Which in formula can be written as P(A|B) =
P(A∩B)
P(B)
.

Whereas formula’s P(A|B) =
P(A∩B)
P(A)
, P(A|B) =
P(A)
P(B)
, P(A|B) =
P(B)
P(A)
doesn’t satisfies the specified conditions.