# What is the difference between mutually exclusive and independent events?

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Jan 28, 2017

If the events are $A$ and $B$, then:

$A$ and $B$ are Mutually exclusive $\iff P \left(A \cap B\right) = 0$

$A$ and $B$ are Independent $\iff P \left(A \cap B\right) = P \left(A\right) \cdot P \left(B\right)$