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    Mutually exclusive events: Definition and Probability

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    Explain the concept of mutually exclusive events. How do you compute the probability P(A or B) when A and B are, and are not, mutually exclusive?

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    Explain the concept of mutually exclusive events:

    Two events are mutually exclusive if they cannot occur at the same time. Simplest example would be that of tossing of a coin. The result can be either a head or a tails. Thus, an event of a head and tail cannot happen at the same time when tossing a coin. Another example can be that of a dummy ...

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    The solution explains the concept of mutually exclusive events and how to calculate the probability if the events are not mutually exclusive.