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Probability

Math Module definition

TermDefinition
Experiment An activity involving a chance of something happening
Outcome The result of an experiment
Event A set of one or more outcomes
Probability The chances or likelihood of something happening. It is written as a fraction most of the time.
Change a fraction to a decimal Divide the numerator by the denominator and add a decimal and zeros if needed
Change a decimal to a percent Move the decimal two places to the right and add a percent sign
Experimental probability Write the number of times the event has occurred over the total number of trials
Theoretical probability Write the number of way the event can occur by the total number of likely outcomes
Sample space All the possible outcomes of an experiment
Compound event More than one event happening at the same time
Counting principle Multiply the number of outcomes together
Disjoint events Events that cannot happen in the same trial
Independent events When one event does not effect on another event
Dependent events When event does have an effect on another event
Prediction A guess about something in the future
Random Doing something without looking
Fair number cubes Dice that have 6 sides
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