# What is an example of a dependent event?

In probability, two dependent events mean that the outcome of the first event affects the outcome of the second event.

## Answer: An example of a dependent event is drawing a ball of a particular color from a bag of multiple colored balls in the second chance.

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**Explanation:**

What is a dependent event?

Two events are termed dependent events if the outcome of one affects the outcome of the other event, thus affecting the probability as well.

Example for the dependent event case:

Let us suppose, we have 50 blue marbles and 50 red marbles in a bag. We pull out one marble, which may be blue or red. Now there are 99 marbles left in the bag. Calculate the probability of the second marble being red?

It depends. If the first marble was red, then the bag is left with 49 red marbles out of the total of 99. So, the probability of drawing a red marble on the second draw is 49/99. However, if the first marble we pull out of the draw is blue, then there are still 50 red marbles in the bag and the probability of pulling a red marble out of the bag is 50/99.

This scenario is a dependent event. It depends upon what happened in the first draw.