Can two events with nonzero probabilities be both independent and mutually exclusive? Explain your reasoning.

floymdiT 2021-02-25 Answered
Can two events with nonzero probabilities be both independent and mutually exclusive? Explain your reasoning.
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Answered 2021-02-26 Author has 102 answers
Two events are mutually exclusive if they cannot occur at the same time. Two events are independent if the occurrence of one of the events does not influence the occurrence of the other event. Thus two events cannot be both at the same time, because if one of the events occur, then we now that the other event does not occur and thus the second event is influenced by the first event occurring.
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