Mutually Exclusive Events & Non-Mutually Exclusive Events


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Which one of the following events is mutually exclusive?

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1. What are the odds of getting two 5 balls from a lottery machine with 35 balls, where each ball has a different number on it?

2. Which of these is a non-mutually exclusive event?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding mutually exclusive events can help you better understand probability. This quiz and worksheet will ask you to identify examples of both mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events as well as using those ideas to find probability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • Identifying mutually exclusive events
  • Finding the odds of a given situation
  • Choosing which example is a non-mutually exclusive event
  • The probability two mutually exclusive events might occur

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet require the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding finding probability
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about how the odds of getting two of the same ball from a lottery machine

Additional Learning

Expand your understanding of probability by reviewing the lesson titled Mutually Exclusive Events & Non-mutually Exclusive Events. The lesson discusses the following;

  • How non-mutually exclusive events affect probability
  • Whether rolling a die is mutually exclusive or non-mutually exclusive
  • A method of determining probability involving mutually exclusive events