Students will be able to
- understand what mutually exclusive events are and determine if two or more events are mutually exclusive,
- know that the probability of two mutually exclusive events occurring at the same time is
zero and therefore know subsequent probability rules involving mutually exclusive events:
- use facts about mutually exclusive events to solve probability problems.
Students should already be familiar with
- probability of simple events,
- basic rules of probability,
- Venn diagrams,
- operations on events, such as a union and an intersection,
- complementary events.
Students will not cover
- independent events,
- exhaustive events.