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Unformatted text preview: probability of getting a head on the second flip? Are these two events mutually exclusive? Of course, they are not mutually exclusive. You can get an outcome of a head on one flip and a head on the second flip. So, because they are not mutually exclusive, you cannot use the addition rule. If you did use the addition rule, you would get or certainty, which is absurd. There is no certainty of getting at least one head on two flips. (Try it several times, and see that there is a possibility of getting two tails and no heads.)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course QMST 2333 taught by Professor Mendez during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
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