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Vocab 6 Review PACE

Statistics and Probability

interval the equal parts a scale is divided into on a graph
measure of central tendency numbers or pieces of data that can represent or summarize a whole set of data, such as mean, median, and mode
outlier a number that is considered "extreme" for a set of data, and is very separated from the rest of the numbers.
scale the set of numbers used to label an axis when graphing; must include the least and the greatest numbers in a number set
statistics the study of this topic deals with collecting, organizing, and interpreting data.
complementary events two events are complements if the sum of their probabilities is one.
composite events an event consisting of two or more simple events
experimental probability the ratio of the number of favorable results to the total number of trials in an experiment
Fundamental Counting Principle multiplying the number of ways each event in an experiment can occur to find the total number of possible outcomes in a sample space
independent event two or more events in which the outcome of one event does not affect the outcome of the other event.
sample space the set of all possible outcomes of a probability event
theoretical probability the ratio of the number of favorable outcomes to the total number of possible outcomes; is based on what should happen under perfect circumstances.
evaluate to calculate a numerical value for a mathematical expression
infer to draw a conclusion on the basis of evidence or reasoning
summarize to make a shortened version of something that has been said, or written by focusing on the stating of the main points.
Created by: laura.bearden