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Can mutually exclusive events be dependent?

Thus, if event A and event B are mutually exclusive, they are actually inextricably DEPENDENT on each other because event A’s existence reduces Event B’s probability to zero and vice-versa. Mutually exclusive events are necessarily also dependent events because one’s existence depends on the other’s non-existence.

What does it mean if an event is disjoint?

“Disjoint” and “Mutually Exclusive” are equivalent terms. Def: Disjoint Events. Def: Disjoint Events. Two events, say A and B, are defined as being disjoint if the occurrence of one precludes the occurrence of the other; that is, they have no common outcome.

What is disjoint set with example?

In mathematics, two sets are said to be disjoint sets if they have no element in common. Equivalently, two disjoint sets are sets whose intersection is the empty set. For example, {1, 2, 3} and {4, 5, 6} are disjoint sets, while {1, 2, 3} and {3, 4, 5} are not disjoint.

How do you prove subsets?


  1. Let A and B be subsets of some universal set.
  2. First, let x∈A−(A−B).
  3. x∈A and x∉(A−B).
  4. We know that an element is in (A−B) if and only if it is in A and not in B.
  5. This means that x∈A∩B, and hence we have proved that A−(A−B)⊆A∩B.
  6. Now we choose y∈A∩B.

How do you prove proper subsets?

A proper subset of a set A is a subset of A that is not equal to A. In other words, if B is a proper subset of A, then all elements of B are in A but A contains at least one element that is not in B. For example, if A={1,3,5} then B={1,5} is a proper subset of A.

Are two equal sets subsets of each other?

The definition of a set A being a subset of a set B means that for each x∈A, it must be true that x∈B (that is, every element found in A is found in B). Yes, you can definitely classify two sets as being subsets of each other. But as you correctly noted, this only happens when the two sets are equal to begin with.