ExplanationSince Quantity A is an “at least” problem, use the 1 – x shortcut. Rather than calculate the probability of rain on exactly 1 day next week, and then the probability of rain on exactly 2 days next week, and so on (after which you would still have to add all of the probabilities together!), instead calculate the probability of no rain at all on any day, and then subtract that number from 1.

That will give the combined probabilities for any scenarios that include rain on at least 1 day. Probability of NO rain for any of the 7 days =\(\frac{1}{2}\times\frac{1}{2}\times\frac{1}{2}\times\frac{1}{2}\times\frac{1}{2}\times\frac{1}{2}\times\frac{1}{2}=\frac{1}{128}\)

Subtract this probability from 1: \(1-\frac{1}{128}=\frac{127}{128}\).

Quantities A and B are equal.
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