Common Probability Statements: Meaning & Application


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Which of the following says that you have the highest chance of rain tomorrow?

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Which of the following is the correct way of saying this phrase by using the odds against phrase?

The odds in favor of getting ice cream for an A plus on the report card is 4:1.

2. This image is a part to part visualization of four different probabilities. Which of the parts is the most likely to happen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate what you know about common probability statements with the quiz and printable worksheet. Quiz topics include how to express a high probability of rain and the right way to say 'odds against' in a phrase about probability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you understand about these key points:

  • How to assess a given image with four probabilities
  • The least likely of four probabilities
  • The highest chance that a probability will occur

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about probability in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve common probability statement practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to review a depicted probability and determine which situation is the least or more likely

Additional Learning

You can study this mathematical concept further via the lesson titled Common Probability Statements: Meaning & Application. These areas of study will be covered in detail:

  • The definition of probability
  • Uses of probability in everyday life
  • The odds in favor of and the odds against something
  • Ratios for part-to-part and part-to-whole and how those ratios are stated/visualized