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An urn contains 17 balls identical in every respect except color. There are 6 red balls, 8 green balls, and 3 blue balls.

A) you draw 2 balls from the urn but replace the first ball before drawing the second. find the probability that the first ball is red and the second ball is green.

B) Repeat part (A) but do not replace the first bell before drawing the second.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

For A since 'and' is used I assumed I would just add 6/17 and 8/17 to get 14/17, is that right?

For B, would addition still be used? just doing 6/17 + 8/16 instead?

I know the events are mutually exclusive, but I'm not sure if that matters, I'm so confused.

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