Ch 53: CEOE Advanced Math: Probability

About This Chapter

This chapter reviews the key concepts of the probability portion of the CEOE Advanced Math exam. You can use the multiple resources within this chapter to prepare yourself for the exam.

CEOE Advanced Math: Probability- Chapter Summary

You'll get to reinforce your understanding or learn new information about the probability portion of the CEOE Advanced Math exam by watching the video lessons contained in this chapter. Once you have completed this chapter, you should be able to answer questions about:

  • Simple, compound and complementary events
  • Simple conditional probabilities
  • Independent vs. dependent events
  • Calculating a permutation
  • Probability combinations

Each video lesson is short, engaging and designed to cover the information that you will find on the CEOE Advanced Math exam. If you get stuck on a certain concept, you can use the video tags to review that difficult information until it makes more sense. If you are still experiencing difficulty learning and retaining certain topics, you can reach out to our instructors and ask them questions. They would be more than happy to help you succeed.

CEOE Advanced Math: Probability Objectives

THE CEOE Advanced Math contains 80 multiple-choice questions and 1 constructed-response question. You will be given an on-screen scientific calculator and formulas with the test. The entire exam contains five subareas. Subarea five covers topics such as probability, statistics and discrete mathematics. This portion of the exam makes up 14% of the exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 53: CEOE Advanced Math: Probability
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Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

1. 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.

How to Calculate Simple Conditional Probabilities

2. 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.

Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

3. 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.

How to Use the Fundamental Counting Principle

4. How to Use the Fundamental Counting Principle

There are many situations in which you will have to make several decisions simultaneously. The fundamental counting principle will help you determine how many different possible outcomes there are when you have to make multiple simultaneous decisions.

How to Calculate a Permutation

5. 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

6. 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.

Math Combinations: Formula and Example Problems

7. 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

8. 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.

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