# 12.4: Mutually Exclusive Events

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complement

complement

A mutually exclusive pair of events are complements to each other. For example: If the desired outcome is heads on a flipped coin, the complement is tails.Disjoint Events

Disjoint Events

Disjoint or mutually exclusive events cannot both occur in a single trial of a given experiment.Event

Event

An event is a set of one or more possible results of a probability experiment.Independent Events

Independent Events

Two events are independent if the occurrence of one event does not impact the probability of the other event.Intersection

Intersection

Intersection is the probability of both or all of the events you are calculating happening at the same time (less likely).Mutually Exclusive Events

Mutually Exclusive Events

Mutually exclusive events have no common outcomes.Outcome

Outcome

An outcome of a probability experiment is one possible end result.Overlapping Events

Overlapping Events

Overlapping events are events that have outcomes in common.Permutation

Permutation

A permutation is an arrangement of objects where order is important.statistical probability

statistical probability

A statistical probability is the calculated probability that a given outcome will occur if the same experiment were completed an infinite number of times.union

union

is a symbol that stands for union and is used to connect two groups together. It is associated with the logical term OR.### Image Attributions

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Find out how to distinguish mutually exclusive, or disjoint, events and how to calculate the probability of a mutually exclusive event occurring.

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