# A company that makes cartons finds that the probability of producing a carton with a puncture...

## Question:

A company that makes cartons finds that the probability of producing a carton with a puncture is0.04, the probability that a carton has a smashed corner is 0.09, and the probability that a carton has a puncture and has a smashed corner is 0.004.

(a) Are the events "selecting a carton with a puncture" and "selecting a carton with a smashed corner" mutually-exclusive? Explain.

## Mutually Exclusive Events

Two events are said to be mutually exclusives

## Answer and Explanation:

**Mutually exclusive events**

Two events, say A and B, are said to be mutually exclusive if {eq}P (A\ and\ B) = 0 {/eq}.

In other words, both events...

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Chapter 25 / Lesson 8