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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Suppose that P(A) = 0.8 and P(A or B) = 0.9 , determine P(B) If
a) A and B are independent
b) A and B are mutually exclusive

2. Relevant equations
for Independence P(A and B) = P(A) x P(B)
for Mutually Exclusive P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B)

3. The attempt at a solution
for A) just by the formula i can say that P(A and B) = P(A) x P(B)
but i dont see still how i can find P(B), the P(A or B) part is really confusing to me.
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 hm thanks, but how do you find out what P(B) alone is cuz i cant use that formula anyways.

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