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Unit 6: Probability

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