Experimental and Theoretical Probablity

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A quick resource to examine the differences between theoretical and experimental probability.

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Question 1

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Experimental Probability of an event is an [blank_start]"estimate"[blank_end] of the likelihood that the event will happen based on [blank_start]how often the event occurs[blank_end] when collecting data or running an experimen
Answer
  • "estimate"
  • how often the event occurs

Question 2

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True or False: Theoretical Probability of an event is the number of ways an event can occur, divided by the number of ways it doesn't occur.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 3

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Playing the lottery. Will I win the jackpot? This is an example of a random experiment. True or False
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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[blank_start]Theoretical Probability[blank_end] is based on what we know about the properties of the event and is determined WITHOUT conducting an experiment.
Answer
  • Theoretical Probability

Question 5

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Which of the following is an example of experimental probability?
Answer
  • Flipping a coin three times to see how many times it lands on heads.
  • Knowing the probability of getting a six on a number cube is 1/6 and using that to determine the number of times you'll get a six when tossing a number cube 3 times.
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