15 terms

Unit 6: Probability
Module 12: Experimental Probability
Module 13: Theoretical Probability

Data

Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis

Observation

A direct method of gathering information in an orderly way.

Percent

a ratio comparing a number to 100

Ratio

a comparison of two quantities by division

Complement

the set of all outcomes that are not the event

Compound Event

an event made up of two or more simple events

Event

an outcome or a set of outcomes of an experiment or situation

Experiment

in a probability, any activity based on chance, such as tossing a coin

Experimental Probability

the ratio of the number of times an event occurs to the total number of trials, or times that the activity is performed

Outcome

a possible result of a probability experiment

Probability

a number from 0 to 1 (or 0% to 100%) that describes how likely an event is to occur

Simple Event

an event consisting of only one outcome

Simulation

a model of an experiment, often one that would be too difficult or too time-consuming to actually perform

Trial

each repetition or observation of an experiment

Theoretical Probability

the ratio of a number of ways an event can occur to the total number f equally likely outcomes