Which of the following pairs of events would seem to be statistically independent? (Keep in mind that to truly establish independence, we would need to see probabilities.)
a. A = being a Mixed Martial Arts fan.
B = reading Shakespeare.
b. A = Microsoft stock increases $2 per share.
B = GE stock increases $4 per share.
c. A = missing your 6 A.M. flight to Paris on May 14.
B = staying up late to watch Weekend at B ernie’s 2 on May 13.
d. A = winning the first set of a tennis match.
B = winning the second set of the same tennis match.

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