# Which pair of events are independent?

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## Which pair of events are independent?

A and B

Definition: Two events, A and B, are independent if the fact that A occurs does not affect the probability of B occurring. Some other examples of independent events are: Landing on heads after tossing a coin AND rolling a 5 on a single 6-sided die. Choosing a marble from a jar AND landing on heads after tossing a coin.

### How do you know if probability events are independent?

Events A and B are independent if the equation P(A∩B) = P(A) · P(B) holds true. You can use the equation to check if events are independent; multiply the probabilities of the two events together to see if they equal the probability of them both happening together.

**What is an example of independent probability?**

Independent Events And Probability. Independent events are those events whose occurrence is not dependent on any other event. For example, if we flip a coin in the air and get the outcome as Head, then again if we flip the coin but this time we get the outcome as Tail.

**What are dependent and independent events?**

Dependent events influence the probability of other events – or their probability of occurring is affected by other events. Independent events do not affect one another and do not increase or decrease the probability of another event happening.

## What is mutually independent?

A finite set of events is mutually independent if every event is independent of any intersection of the other events. —that is, if and only if for every and for every k indices , (Eq.3) This is called the multiplication rule for independent events.

### How do you know if an independent is PA or B?

Formula for the probability of A and B (independent events): p(A and B) = p(A) * p(B). If the probability of one event doesn’t affect the other, you have an independent event. All you do is multiply the probability of one by the probability of another.

**How do you find mutually independent?**

Mutual Independence of three events For any three events A, B and C to be mutually independent the following two conditions must be met:

- P(A∩B∩C)=P(A)×P(B)×P(C)
- A and B must be independent, B and C must be independent and A and C must be independent.

**What is mutually exclusive and independent?**

The difference between mutually exclusive and independent events is: a mutually exclusive event can simply be defined as a situation when two events cannot occur at same time whereas independent event occurs when one event remains unaffected by the occurrence of the other event.

## How do you prove that A and B are independent?

Events A and B are independent if: knowing whether A occured does not change the probability of B. Mathematically, can say in two equivalent ways: P(B|A) = P(B) P(A and B) = P(B ∩ A) = P(B) × P(A).

### What does being dependent mean?

1 : determined by something or someone else Our plans are dependent on the weather. 2 : relying on someone else for support. 3 : requiring or addicted to a drug or alcohol.

**What are two dependent events?**

Dependent events: Two events are dependent when the outcome of the first event influences the outcome of the second event. The probability of two dependent events is the product of the probability of X and the probability of Y AFTER X occurs.