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Event Multiple

An event multiple refers to a grouping of two or more independent events. Many problems in statistics require a count of the number of possible event multiples.

For example, suppose one event is the outcome of a coin flip - heads or tails. Another event is the outcome from throwing a dart - hit or miss. These two events can be combined in four different ways - heads/hit, heads/miss, tails/hit, and tails/miss. Therefore, in this example, there are four possible event multiples.

See also:   Rules of Counting | Event Counter