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    Can a mutually exclusive events be independent at the same time?

    I know that Binomial distribution is not another representation of a discrete probability distribution, but an example. Can you give two other ways of representing a discrete probability distribution? Or Can a pair of events be both mutually exclusive and independent?

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    Can a mutually exclusive events be independent at the same time?

    Answer : No


    Definition of a mutually exclusive event

    If event A happens, then event B cannot, or vice-versa. The two events "it rained on Friday " and "it did not rain on Friday " are mutually exclusive events.

    When calculating the probabilities for exclusive events you add the probabilities.


    A pair of dice is rolled. What is the probability that the sum of ...

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    This answers a question regarding mutually exclusive and independent events.