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1) P(E) >= 0

2) P(S) = 1

3) P(E_{1}U E_{2}U ...) = P(E1) + P(E2) + .... if all are mutually exclusive

Why are the axioms defined in such a way? Why not this simple axiom: - Probability of an event is number of favorable outcomes divided by total number of outcomes?

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# Probability Axioms

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