Empirical Probability: Definition, Formula & Examples


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Assume we roll a 6-sided die 80 times, and 24 of those times we rolled a two. Based on these results, if we roll the die again, what is the empirical probability that we will roll a two?

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1. Which of the following statements describe empirical probability?

2. Suppose you interview a a large group of individuals on their favorite movie genre. If the probability of someone having their favorite movie genre as comedy is 0.37, and the probability of someone having their favorite movie genre as horror is 0.12, is it more likely that someone in this group has a favorite movie genre of comedy or horror?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Empirical probability is a specific type of probability that will be further explored with the quiz and worksheet for this lesson. Learn about information on the effect of empiricism on probability and study specific examples using empirical probability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The lesson resources evaluate you on these elements of empirical probability:

  • Characteristics
  • A definition
  • Applying numbers to gauge outcomes
  • Using dice and cards in experiments
  • Examples

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will assess the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Marble Experiment
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related empirical probability lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding probability formulas and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To be certain that you have understood all of the related material, spend some time reviewing the associated lesson on Empirical Probability: Definition, Formula & Examples. The following objectives will be addressed in detail:

  • Understand the concept of empiricism
  • Define empirical probability
  • Discover the process of applying numbers to determine probable outcomes
  • Know how to make educated predictions using empirical probability
  • Understand the details of the Marble Experiment