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Name: Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events
ID: m16837
Language: English (en)
Summary: Probability: Independent and Mutually Exclusive Events is part of the collection col10555 written by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean and explains the concept of independent events, where the probability of event A does not have any effect on the probability of event B, and mutually exclusive events, where events A and B cannot occur at the same time. The module has contributions from Roberta Bloom.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: chance, condition, exclusive, independent, mutually, outcome, Probability, Statistics
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu)
Copyright Holders: Maxfield Foundation (cnx@cnx.org)
Maintainers: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu), Connexions (cnx@cnx.org)

Latest version: 1.14 (history)
First publication date: May 8, 2008 4:07 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Mar 15, 2012 11:30 am -0500

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Version History

Version: 1.14 Mar 15, 2012 11:30 am -0500 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Module: Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events: Added "One student is picked randomly" to the college class example.


Version: 1.13 Mar 14, 2012 10:05 am -0500 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Module: Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events: Updated definition of Independent Events.

Version: 1.12 Jun 22, 2011 11:16 am -0500 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events:  Added Example 5.

Version: 1.11 Feb 8, 2011 5:39 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events: Glossary item "Mutually Exclusive" was modified.

Version: 1.10 Feb 18, 2009 2:06 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events: Added to "Independent Events" the sentence 
"If two events are NOT independent, then we say that they are dependent."

Version: 1.9 Feb 6, 2009 1:45 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
Changes:
 Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events:  Added to the paragraph on Independence the sentence "If two events are NOT independent, then we say that they are dependent."

Version: 1.8 Jan 27, 2009 1:35 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events:  Added the definitions of "with replacement" and "without replacement."

Version: 1.7 Jan 9, 2009 1:18 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Moved the sentence "Independent and mutually exclusive do not mean the same thing" to the beginning of the section.
Moved the second sentence below the note "If it is not known whether A and B are independent or dependent, assume they
are dependent until you can show otherwise" to the end of the section Independent Events.
Changed the first sentence below the note to "If it is not known whether A and B are mutually exclusive, assume they are not until you can show otherwise."
Deleted the NOTE.

Version: 1.6 Oct 27, 2008 7:26 pm -0500 by James Cooper
Changes:
roles updated

Version: 1.5 Jul 31, 2008 10:18 am -0500 by Connexions
Changes:
removed draft note

Version: 1.4 Jul 8, 2008 6:22 pm -0500 by Connexions
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post review edits

Version: 1.3 Jul 7, 2008 12:42 pm -0500 by Connexions
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post review updates

Version: 1.2 Jun 27, 2008 11:04 am -0500 by Connexions
Changes:
Roles changed

Version: 1.1 Jun 23, 2008 1:37 am -0500 by Jonathan Emmons
Changes:
Initial publication

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