Exercise 14.8 [markov-blanket-exercise]

The Markov blanket of a variable is defined on page markov-blanket-page. Prove that a variable is independent of all other variables in the network, given its Markov blanket and derive Equation (markov-blanket-equation) (page markov-blanket-equation).

Figure [car-starts-figure] A Bayesian network describing some features of a car's electrical system and engine. Each variable is Boolean, and the *true* value indicates that the corresponding aspect of the vehicle is in working order.


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