# (statistics, math) When are two events said to be Independent? How do you show that two event are independent?

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When are two events said to be mutually exclusive?

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- SamwiseLv 74 months ago
Two events are independent if the probability of either event is the same whether or not the other event occurred.

We can show they are independent by showing that the probability of both occurring is equal to the product of the events' individual probabilities.

Two events are mutually exclusive if the probability of both occurring is zero.

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