# Stat help? If events are mutually exclusive they cannot be....?

If events are mutually exclusive they cannot be _________.

Group of answer choices

a- all the above

b- exhaustive

c- related

d- independent

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- SamwiseLv 71 month ago
They cannot be independent (answer d).

If they're independent, then knowing either event occurred does not affect the probability that the other also occurred. But if they're mutually exclusive, then knowing that one occurred tells us the probability of the other is zero.

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