Dependent & Independent Events

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Independent and Dependent Events

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  • Two events are independent if they don't affect each other.
    • For example if we toss a coin twice, the first event is independent of the second event. The results do not affect each other.
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  • Two events are dependent if they do affect each other.
  • For example ‘It is raining’ and ‘I take my umbrella to school’ are dependent events.
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Picking balls from a bag

  • Picking balls from a bag with replacement results in each pick being independent from the others.
  • Balls not being replaced means the picks are dependent on each other. If we pick the only blue ball in our first pick we cannot pick it again.

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