### Independent Events

Two probabilistic events
and
are said to be
*independent* if the probability of
and
occurring together equals the
*product* of the probabilities of
and
individually, *i.e.*,

(C.2) |

where denotes the probability of and occurring together.

**Example: **
Successive *coin tosses* are normally independent.
Therefore, the probability of getting heads twice in a row is
given by

(C.3) |

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