Compound event

A compound event is two or more independent events considered together.

Independent events are events that have no effect on each other.


You are playing a game in which you are rolling two dice. You score if the sum of the numbers rolled on your dice is an even number. Rolling one die and rolling the other die are two independent events. The results of both dice are considered together to determine if you rolled an even number. This is a compound event.

See also dependent event.