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    Quickie maths help please - mutually exclusive and independent events?

    Sorry I know it may be a bit late for all this LOL!

    I have some data I will post below, if anyone could help, please?

    I just need to state 2 mutually exclusive events and 2 independent events.

    Thank yous x

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    Original Poster

    BTEC Yr 1
    F 18
    F 17
    M 18
    M 18
    M 17
    F 18
    M 18
    F 18
    F 19
    M 17
    F 16
    M 20
    M 19
    F 21
    M 30
    F 19
    F 20


    BTEC Yr 2
    F 18
    F 19
    F 20
    F 20
    F 19
    F 38
    M 19
    F 19
    F 22
    F 19
    F 20
    M 19
    F 29
    F 20
    F 22


    For mutually exclusive I have said male/female and year 1/year 2

    But I dont see what I could pick for independent - surely anything i pick would affect a second pick?

    Im not sure the question makes sense as you haven't said what you are trying to find.

    Original Poster

    mr.potato_head;8536533

    Im not sure the question makes sense as you haven't said what you are … Im not sure the question makes sense as you haven't said what you are trying to find.



    That is literally all the info I have :thinking:

    Mrs.Z;8536521

    BTEC Yr … BTEC Yr 1F 18F 17M 18M 18M 17F 18M 18F 18F 19M 17F 16M 20M 19F 21M 30F 19F 20BTEC Yr 2F 18F 19F 20F 20F 19F 38M 19F 19F 22F 19F 20M 19F 29F 20F 22For mutually exclusive I have said male/female and year 1/year 2But I dont see what I could pick for independent - surely anything i pick would affect a second pick?



    Is this maths?:prop:

    Original Poster

    LoozR;8536551

    Is this maths?:prop:



    Yes, it's to do with probabilty - maths/statistics

    Is it male/female and year1/year2 mutually exclusive because you cannot be male and female at the same time and you cannot be in year 1 and year 2 at the same time. And then age/year and age/gender are independent and gender/year, because u can be male or female and in either year 1 or year 2 being male does not effect the year neither does the age. Also your age does not affect your gender.

    Thats my take

    bigfoot100;8536634

    Is it male/female and year1/year2 mutually exclusive because you cannot … Is it male/female and year1/year2 mutually exclusive because you cannot be male and female at the same time and you cannot be in year 1 and year 2 at the same time. And then age/year and age/gender are independent and gender/year, because u can be male or female and in either year 1 or year 2 being male does not effect the year neither does the age. Also your age does not affect your gender.Thats my take



    Yes, that's what I think as well.:thumbsup:

    bigfoot100;8536634

    Is it male/female and year1/year2 mutually exclusive because you cannot … Is it male/female and year1/year2 mutually exclusive because you cannot be male and female at the same time and you cannot be in year 1 and year 2 at the same time. And then age/year and age/gender are independent and gender/year, because u can be male or female and in either year 1 or year 2 being male does not effect the year neither does the age. Also your age does not affect your gender.Thats my take



    ^^^ This, its not maths, its stats

    minitab can solve/explain statistics if you know how to use it

    Mrs.Z;8536521

    BTEC Yr … BTEC Yr 1F 18F 17M 18M 18M 17F 18M 18F 18F 19M 17F 16M 20M 19F 21M 30F 19F 20BTEC Yr 2F 18F 19F 20F 20F 19F 38M 19F 19F 22F 19F 20M 19F 29F 20F 22For mutually exclusive I have said male/female and year 1/year 2But I dont see what I could pick for independent - surely anything i pick would affect a second pick?



    this one is easy. i will do only btec year 1. basically you hve to look at the most occuring number. btec year 1 is equal to 18. after you find the most occuring number, divide that by the number of people in the stats itself. so 18 divide 17. this gives a number of 1.0588. the second part of the anwser is worked out by finding the biggest diffrence in the set of numbers that one has been presented with. in this case we will, take 30 and 16. 30 is the highest and 16 is the lowest. the diffrence between the 2 will make the biggest diffrence from the whole set of numbers, and that is why 30 and 16 were chosen. this gives 14. the final part is simply and all you do is times the anwser from part one by the anwser of part 2 to give the anwser. 1.0588 times by 14 is 14.82, rounded to the closest whole number gives 15. the anwser is 15.
    you can prove the anwser is right becuase it gives the next lowest number to the orignal lowest number in the list, which was 16 to begin with.

    bigfoot100;8536634

    Is it male/female and year1/year2 mutually exclusive because you cannot … Is it male/female and year1/year2 mutually exclusive because you cannot be male and female at the same time and you cannot be in year 1 and year 2 at the same time. And then age/year and age/gender are independent and gender/year, because u can be male or female and in either year 1 or year 2 being male does not effect the year neither does the age. Also your age does not affect your gender.Thats my take



    ^^This^^

    I see you've edited the original post now. Easier to understand what you were getting at.

    Original Poster

    bigfoot100;8536634

    Is it male/female and year1/year2 mutually exclusive because you cannot … Is it male/female and year1/year2 mutually exclusive because you cannot be male and female at the same time and you cannot be in year 1 and year 2 at the same time. And then age/year and age/gender are independent and gender/year, because u can be male or female and in either year 1 or year 2 being male does not effect the year neither does the age. Also your age does not affect your gender.Thats my take



    chesso;8536649

    Yes, that's what I think as well.:thumbsup:



    Ah, excellent - that's makes good sense

    We haven't been taught it but from reading online I thought it meant when you choose 1 and then choose a second one, like if you take 1 card from a pack, and then take another :oops:

    Thank you both very much :-D

    monkeybrains;8536661

    this one is easy. i will do only btec year 1. basically you hve to look … this one is easy. i will do only btec year 1. basically you hve to look at the most occuring number. btec year 1 is equal to 18. after you find the most occuring number, divide that by the number of people in the stats itself. so 18 divide 17. this gives a number of 1.0588. the second part of the anwser is worked out by finding the biggest diffrence in the set of numbers that one has been presented with. in this case we will, take 30 and 16. 30 is the highest and 16 is the lowest. the diffrence between the 2 will make the biggest diffrence from the whole set of numbers, and that is why 30 and 16 were chosen. this gives 14. the final part is simply and all you do is times the anwser from part one by the anwser of part 2 to give the anwser. 1.0588 times by 14 is 14.82, rounded to the closest whole number gives 15. the anwser is 15.you can prove the anwser is right becuase it gives the next lowest number to the orignal lowest number in the list, which was 16 to begin with.



    This a joke post?

    monkeybrains;8536661

    this one is easy. i will do only btec year 1. basically you hve to look … this one is easy. i will do only btec year 1. basically you hve to look at the most occuring number. btec year 1 is equal to 18. after you find the most occuring number, divide that by the number of people in the stats itself. so 18 divide 17. this gives a number of 1.0588. the second part of the anwser is worked out by finding the biggest diffrence in the set of numbers that one has been presented with. in this case we will, take 30 and 16. 30 is the highest and 16 is the lowest. the diffrence between the 2 will make the biggest diffrence from the whole set of numbers, and that is why 30 and 16 were chosen. this gives 14. the final part is simply and all you do is times the anwser from part one by the anwser of part 2 to give the anwser. 1.0588 times by 14 is 14.82, rounded to the closest whole number gives 15. the anwser is 15.you can prove the anwser is right becuase it gives the next lowest number to the orignal lowest number in the list, which was 16 to begin with.



    lol wut?

    micoo;8536691

    lol wut?



    +1 makes no sense to me :thinking:

    monkeybrains;8536661

    this one is easy. i will do only btec year 1. basically you hve to look … this one is easy. i will do only btec year 1. basically you hve to look at the most occuring number. btec year 1 is equal to 18. after you find the most occuring number, divide that by the number of people in the stats itself. so 18 divide 17. this gives a number of 1.0588. the second part of the anwser is worked out by finding the biggest diffrence in the set of numbers that one has been presented with. in this case we will, take 30 and 16. 30 is the highest and 16 is the lowest. the diffrence between the 2 will make the biggest diffrence from the whole set of numbers, and that is why 30 and 16 were chosen. this gives 14. the final part is simply and all you do is times the anwser from part one by the anwser of part 2 to give the anwser. 1.0588 times by 14 is 14.82, rounded to the closest whole number gives 15. the anwser is 15.you can prove the anwser is right becuase it gives the next lowest number to the orignal lowest number in the list, which was 16 to begin with.



    Are you an art connoisseur?

    One of those people who see a picture of donkey and try and explain that it's a representation of a fight for justice in Asia and how the teletubbies are preventing it. Reading way too much into it.

    You make me sick!!

    mr.potato_head;8536721

    Are you an art connoisseur?One of those people who see a picture of … Are you an art connoisseur?One of those people who see a picture of donkey and try and explain that it's a representation of a fight for justice in Asia and how the teletubbies are preventing it. Reading way too much into it.You make me sick!!



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