addition rule

noun

: a rule in statistics: the probability of any one of a set of mutually exclusive events occurring is the sum of the probabilities of the individual events

Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of addition rule was in 1889

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“Addition rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/addition%20rule. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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