**Definition:**

Given the probabilities of two independent events, the multiplication rule states that the probability that both events occur is found by multiplying the probabilities of each event.

**Formula:** Denote events *A* and *B* and the probabilities of each by *P(A)* and *P(B)*. Then
*P(A *and *B) = P(A)*x*P(B)*.

**Examples:**

If we roll a six sided die and flip a coin, these two events are independent. The probability of rolling a 1 is 1/6. The probability of a head is 1/2. The probability of rolling a 1 *and* getting a head is

1/6 x 1/2 = 1/12