complementary event

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The complementary event A′ to an event A is the event ‘A does not occur’. It satisfies AA′=S, where S is the sample space, and AA′=ϕ, where ϕ is the empty set. The complements of intersections and unions are given by de Morgan's laws:. See also Boolean algebra; sample space.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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