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Simple logic

  1. Oct 21, 2011 #1
    what is the basic difference between mutual exclusiveness and independence?
    actually i got this as a difference between fundamental principle of addition and fundamental principle of multiplication.
    it is quite urgent.
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  3. Oct 21, 2011 #2

    Stephen Tashi

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    What similarity or "non-basic" difference do you see between the two situations?

    If event A and event B are mutually exclusive then if A happens, you know B didn't happen. If the events are independent and you know A happened then this has no effect on whether B happens or not.

    Is a "fundamental principle" of addition or multiplication, terminology that you invented yourself? Or are you referring to an assumption or theorem about probabilities?
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