Applied Mathematics

Probability Theory

What are mutually exclusive events?

Mutually exclusive events are those that are impossible to occur together. For example, a subject in a study of male and female humans can’t be both male and female. Males are males; females are females. Thus, depending on what the study is about (such as a study of how many males versus females go to college from a certain high school), both “events” will be mutually exclusive.


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