Mutually Exclusive

Pronunciation: /ˈmyu tʃu əl i ɪkˈsklu zɪv/ Explain

In probability, two or more events are mutually exclusive if no more than one of them can occur at a time. For example, when flipping a single coin, it can be heads or tails, but not both. In coin flips, heads and tails are mutually exclusive.

References

  1. Goldberg, Samuel. Probability, An Introduction. pp 51-64. www.archive.org. Prentice Hall. 1960. Last Accessed 1/25/2010. http://www.archive.org/stream/probailityanintr000991mbp#page/n62/modehttp://www.archive.org/stream/probailityanintr000991mbp#page/n68/mode/1up/1up. Buy the book

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  • McAdams, David E.. Probability. allmathwords.org. All Math Word Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 9/4/2018. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/probability.html.

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