Bayes' Theorem: Definition, Formula & Usage


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What kind of events can Bayes' Theorem test for probability?

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1. Why can the probability of B never equal zero?

2. What happens if the probability of A happening is zero?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Bayes' Theorem is a test for probability, commonly used by businesses and individuals to predict future events that would affect their profit or productivity. This assessment has been put together to help you determine how well you understand the uses and procedures of Bayes' Theorem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your knowledge regarding:

  • The types of events Bayes' Theorem can predict
  • Properties of the different probabilities used in Bayes' Theorem
  • Statistical uses for Bayes' Theorem
  • Real life uses of Bayes' Theorem

Skills Practiced

As you complete this quiz/worksheet, you will also test your skills in the following:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the functions of Bayes' Theorem
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the probability of B and the probability of A in Bayes' Theorem
  • Making connections - use your understanding of probability to understand Bayes' Theorem

Additional Learning

If you would benefit from a review of Bayes' Theorem, be sure to complete the lesson titled Bayes' Theorem: Definition, Formula & Usage. With this lesson, you'll not only review the material covered in this assessment but also:

  • Why businesses and individuals use Bayes' Theorem
  • Definitions of Bayes' Theorem and its components
  • How to solve problems using Bayes' Theorem