Math Definitions - Letter I

Independent Event

Definition of Independent Event

Definition of Independent Event

Independent Events are events that are not affected by each other.

Some examples are

  • rolling a die: the number on the second roll of the die is not affected by the number on the first roll
  • tossing a coin: whether you get heads or tails on the second coin toss is not affected by whether you got heads or tails on the first coin toss
  • choosing a jelly bean and choosing a chocolate beannie: the colour of the jellybean chosen does not affect the colour of the beannie chosen.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter I

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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