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John and Ted have a reputation for being late to events. If John is late 20% of the time, and Ted is late 40% of the time, what is the probability that both John and Ted will be on time? Show your work or explain how you got your answer.

NotSoSmart Dec 23, 2018

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John's probability to be on time: 100% - 20% = 80% or 0.8.

Ted's probability to be on time: 100% - 40% = 60% or 0.6.

To find the probability that both will be on time, we multiply the two probabilities. \(0.8\cdot0.6 = 0.48\). The answer is \(\boxed{48}\)%.

- PM

PartialMathematician Dec 23, 2018

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