I'm working on a question which requires you to understand the difference between Independence and disjoint events. The question is: Suppose 24% of a population have 4 years of college, and 15% are laborers/workers. From this, can you conclude that 0.24 x 0.15 = 0.036=3.6% of the population are laborers or workers who had 4 years of college? a) No, because the two events are not mutually exclusive (Disjoint Events). b) No, because the two events are not independent. My teacher says that technically, the two answers are right, but one explains the question give better than the other. Can anyone explain to me why?