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Consider two events $E_1$ and $E_2$ such that probability of $E_1$, $P_r[E_1]=\frac{1}{2}$, probability of $E_2$, $P_r[E_{2}]=\frac{1}{3}$, and probability of $E_1$, and $E_2$, $P_r[E_1 \: and \: E_2] = \frac{1}{5}$. Which of the following statements is/are true?


  1. $P_r[E_1\: \text{or} \:E_2] \text{ is } \frac{2}{3}$

  2. Events $E_1$ and $E_2$ are independent

  3. Events $E_1$ and $E_2$ are not independent

  4. $P_r \left[\frac{E_1}{E_2} \right] = \frac{4}{5}$


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answer - C

if events E1 and E2 are independent then P[E1 and E2] = P[E1]xP[E2] which is not the case here.
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