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Mutually exclusive and independent events problem

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Let B and C be two events such that P(B) = 0.50 and P(C) = 0.05.

a. Determine P(B U C), given that B and C are mutually exclusive.

b. Determine P(B U C), given that B and C are independent.

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Mutually exclusive and independence are two different meanings. Mutually exclusive means two events can't occur at the same time while independence means the events occur independently. They can be written as probabilities. Please see the attached file.

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