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Ch 18: Basic Probability and Statistics: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Basic Probability and Statistics chapter of this College Preparatory Mathematics Help and Review course is the simplest way to master probability and statistics. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of basic probability and statistics.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college preparatory math material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding probability or how to working with statistics.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about basic probability and statistics.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra math learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Basic Probability and Statistics chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Basic Probability and Statistics chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • How do I interpret bar graphs and pie charts?
  • How can I use tables to compute percent increases?
  • What steps do I follow to find medians, means, modes and ranges?
  • How do I find the standard deviation of a data set?
  • How do I calculate the probability of events?
  • What steps do I follow when calculating permutations?

19 Lessons in Chapter 18: Basic Probability and Statistics: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

1. Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

In this lesson, we will examine two of the most widely used types of graphs: bar graphs and pie charts. These two graphs can provide the reader with a comparison of the different data that is displayed.

How to Calculate Percent Increase with Relative & Cumulative Frequency Tables

2. How to Calculate Percent Increase with Relative & Cumulative Frequency Tables

In statistics, one way to describe and analyze data is by using frequency tables. This lesson will discuss relative and cumulative frequencies and how to calculate percent increase using these two methods.

How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

3. How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

Measures of central tendency can provide valuable information about a set of data. In this lesson, explore how to calculate the mean, median, mode and range of any given data set.

Calculating the Standard Deviation

4. Calculating the Standard Deviation

In this lesson, we will examine the meaning and process of calculating the standard deviation of a data set. Standard deviation can help to determine if the data set is a normal distribution.

Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

5. Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

Simple, compound, and complementary events are different types of probabilities. Each of these probabilities are calculated in a slightly different fashion. In this lesson, we will look at some real world examples of these different forms of probability.

Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

6. Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

Sometimes probabilities need to be calculated when more than one event occurs. These types of compound events are called independent and dependent events. Through this lesson, we will look at some real-world examples of how to calculate these probabilities.

Either/Or Probability: Overlapping and Non-Overlapping Events

7. Either/Or Probability: Overlapping and Non-Overlapping Events

Statistics is the study and interpretation of a set of data. One area of statistics is the study of probability. This lesson will describe how to determine the either/or probability of overlapping and non-overlapping events.

Probability of Independent Events: The 'At Least One' Rule

8. Probability of Independent Events: The 'At Least One' Rule

Occasionally when calculating independent events, it is only important that the event happens once. This is referred to as the 'At Least One' Rule. To calculate this type of problem, we will use the process of complementary events to find the probability of our event occurring at least once.

How to Calculate Simple Conditional Probabilities

9. How to Calculate Simple Conditional Probabilities

Conditional probability, just like it sounds, is a probability that happens on the condition of a previous event occurring. To calculate conditional probabilities, we must first consider the effects of the previous event on the current event.

Math Combinations: Formula and Example Problems

10. Math Combinations: Formula and Example Problems

Combinations are an arrangement of objects where order does not matter. In this lesson, the coach of the Wildcats basketball team uses combinations to help his team prepare for the upcoming season.

How to Calculate the Probability of Combinations

11. How to Calculate the Probability of Combinations

To calculate the probability of a combination, you will need to consider the number of favorable outcomes over the number of total outcomes. Combinations are used to calculate events where order does not matter. In this lesson, we will explore the connection between these two essential topics.

How to Calculate a Permutation

12. How to Calculate a Permutation

A permutation is a method used to calculate the total outcomes of a situation where order is important. In this lesson, John will use permutations to help him organize the cards in his poker hand and order a pizza.

How to Calculate the Probability of Permutations

13. How to Calculate the Probability of Permutations

In this lesson, you will learn how to calculate the probability of a permutation by analyzing a real-world example in which the order of the events does matter. We'll also review what a factorial is. We will then go over some examples for practice.

Tree Diagrams in Math: Definition & Examples

14. Tree Diagrams in Math: Definition & Examples

Explore what a tree diagram is and how to use it to organize information and answer questions about various outcomes of a particular event in this lesson. See how to create a tree diagram through multiple examples and a detailed explanation.

Truth Table: Definition, Rules & Examples

15. Truth Table: Definition, Rules & Examples

Learn what truth tables are and what they are used for in logic. Discover the basic rules behind constructing truth tables and explore the concepts of negation, conjunction, disjunction, and implication.

Two-Tailed Test: Formula & Examples

16. Two-Tailed Test: Formula & Examples

When is a statistic more than just a statistic? When it is significant, of course! This lesson explains two-tailed tests, one kind of statistical significance test. See the formula to calculate the test statistic, an example, and how to interpret the result.

What is Range in Math? - Definition & Meaning

17. What is Range in Math? - Definition & Meaning

The range of a function is the set of values that are produced by that function. This lesson will define and describe how to determine the range and will also give some examples.

Compound Probability: Definition & Examples

18. Compound Probability: Definition & Examples

What is compound probability? How is it calculated? When is it appropriate to use this technique? The answers to these and other related questions await you in the following lesson.

Formula of Sample Space in Math

19. Formula of Sample Space in Math

In this lesson, we explore what is sample space, how it is related to probability and the formula to use to find it when given probability problems. We will break down the formula P = Specific event/Sample Space in order to solve for the value of possible outcomes in an experiment.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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