# How do overlapping events differ from mutually exclusive events?

##### 1 Answer

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

Two events are **mutually exclusive** if they cannot occur at the same time (i.e. their intersection is the empty set).

If the intersection of 2 events is not empty, they are **overlapping**.

**Example 1:**

These two events are **overlapping** because number

**Example 2:**

These two events are **mutually exclusive** because there are no numbers which are odd *and* even at the same time, so