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on a large college campus, 84% of the students report drinking alcohol within the past month, 33% report using some type of tobacco product within the past month, and 86% report using at least one of these two substances during the past month. in an experiment, a student is randomly selected from the college. calculate the probability that the student both drunk alcohol and used tobacco in the past month.

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Answer:  0.31Step-by-step explanation:Let A denotes the event that the students report drinking alcohol and B denotes the students report using some type of tobacco product .Given : P(A) =0.84   ; P(B)=0.33    and        P(A∪B)=0.86We know that [tex]P(A\cap B)=P(A)+P(B)-P(A\cup B)[/tex]Then, the probability that the student both drunk alcohol and used tobacco in the past month is given by :-  [tex]P(A\cap B)=0.84+0.33-0.86=0.31[/tex]Hence, the probability that the student both drunk alcohol and used tobacco in the past month = 0.31