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Module by: Roberta Bloom. E-mail the author

Based on: Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events by Susan Dean, Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D.

 Name: Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events (modified R. Bloom) ID: m18868 Language: English (en) Summary: This module 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. It is based on the module Probability Topics: Independent and Mutually Exclusive Events from the textbook collection Collaborative Statistics by Dr. Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean; an example has been added illustrating the determination that two events are not independent. Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: chance, condition, exclusive, independent, mutually, outcome, Probability, Statistics Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5 plus MathML//EN License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.1 (history) First publication date: Dec 1, 2008 7:20 pm +0000 Last revision to module: Dec 12, 2008 12:09 pm +0000 Based On: Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events Originally By: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu)

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## Version History

 Version: 1.1 Dec 12, 2008 12:09 pm +0000 by Changes: `A new example, illustrating the determination that two events are not independent,has been added to module Probability Topics: Independent and Mutually Exclusive Events by Dr. B. Illowsky and S. Dean. `

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Bloom R. Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events (modified R. Bloom) [Connexions Web site]. December 12, 2008. Available at: http://cnx.org/content/m18868/1.1/.

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Bloom, R. (2008, December 12). Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events (modified R. Bloom). Retrieved from the Connexions Web site: http://cnx.org/content/m18868/1.1/

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Bloom, Roberta. "Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events (modified R. Bloom)." Connexions. December 12, 2008. http://cnx.org/content/m18868/1.1/.

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Roberta Bloom, "Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events (modified R. Bloom)," Connexions, December 12, 2008, http://cnx.org/content/m18868/1.1/.

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Bloom, Roberta. Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events (modified R. Bloom). Connexions. 12 Dec. 2008 <http://cnx.org/content/m18868/1.1/>.