# Question:A matter of notation

## Question:A matter of notation

Maple

Dear Maple users

I am unsure how to handle events and their probabilities in Maple. Let's say I know that an event A has the probability say 0.3 and another event B has probability 0.8. I would like to make the following assignments:

P(A):=0.3:

P(B):=0.8

and maybe defining the conditional probability:

P(A|B):=0.55

but I am not allowed to do so in Maple because if will regarded as a function definition. My purpose is to make simple calculations with those probabilities for example:

P(C):=P(A)*P(B)  etc.

My problem is therefore more of a notational problem than a mathematical one. I hope someone can advice me on a proper setup. I am using 2D math notation, by the way. I could of course name the variables containing the probability using simple names like X1, X2, etc., but then I need constantly to remember what they really mean. The above assignments would be much better, because they are easier to handle mentally.

Regards,Erik

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