# Mutually exclusive

• October 12th 2010, 03:40 PM
terminator
Mutually exclusive
John and his friend plan to travel to North Dakota during winter break. The probability that they go by car is 2/3 and the probability that they go by plane is 1/5. What is the probability that they go to North Dakota by car or plane?

These are independent events so P(A)+P(B)

2/3 + 1/5 = 13/15??

Sorry for the initial mistake
• October 12th 2010, 03:50 PM
harish21
two events are independent if $P(A \cap B) = P(A) P(B)$

two events are mutually exclusive if $P(A \cap B) = 0$

Why are you writing that these events are independent?