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M&M plain candies come in various colors. According to the M&M/Mars Department of Consumer Affairs, the distribution of colors for plain M&M candies is as follows.

Color | Purple | Yellow | Red | Orange | Green | Blue | Brown |

Percentage | 23% | 17% | 23% | 7% | 9% | 8% | 13% |

Suppose you have a large bag of plain M&M candies and you choose one candy at random.

(a) Find *P*(green candy *or* blue candy).

Are these outcomes mutually exclusive? Why?

No. Choosing a green and blue M&M is not possible.Yes. Choosing a green and blue M&M is possible. Yes. Choosing a green and blue M&M is not possible.No. Choosing a green and blue M&M is possible.

(b) Find *P*(yellow candy *or* red candy).

Are these outcomes mutually exclusive? Why?

Yes. Choosing a yellow and red M&M is possible.No. Choosing a yellow and red M&M is possible. No. Choosing a yellow and red M&M is not possible.Yes. Choosing a yellow and red M&M is not possible.

(c) Find *P*(*not* purple candy).

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M&M/Mars Department of Consumer Affairs, the distribution of
colors for plain M&M candies is as follows.
Color
Purple
Yellow
Red
Orange
Green
Blue
Brown
Percentage
17%
18%
17%
9%
8%
10%
21%
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