FPMS PACE Probability Unit Vocabulary

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Dependent Event
Two or more events in which the outcome of one event affects the outcome of the other event(s).
Random
If an outcome of an event is equally likely to occur compared to another outcome.
Theoretical Probability
Estimated probability based on known characteristics of facts.
Experimental Probability
Estimated probability based on actual events.
Simulation
Experiment designed to act out a given situation.
Independent Event
Two or more events in which the outcome of one event does not affect the outcome of the other event(s).
Sample Space
Set of all possible outcomes of a probability experiment.
Compound Probability
The chance that two or more events will happen.
Probability
The chance that some event will happen.
Experiment
A procedure carried out under controlled conditions for discovery purposes.