Posted by **vivkvivkf** on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 9:25pm.

you play a CD using the random setting. Are the selections of the first two songs that are played independent or dependent event?

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**Steve**, Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 4:32am
depends on how "random" is implemented.

If it means that songs are selected randomly until all have been played, with no repeats, then the events are not independent.

If no history is kep, but a random number from 1 to N is generated for an N-track CD, then they'd be independent.

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