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Ch 13: High School Geometry: Probability

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This chapter is filled with engaging video and text lessons you can review to better understand probability in math. Enhance your understanding of concepts like sample space in statistics, theoretical probability and the two-way table.

High School Geometry: Probability - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to discover or refresh your knowledge of probability while strengthening your ability to understand formulas and make calculations. Fun video and text lessons provide the definitions of concepts like probability distribution and experimental probability and offer steps for calculating permutations and simple conditional probabilities. Ensure you have a well-rounded understanding of this subject area by taking lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. Upon completion of this chapter, you will know the following:

  • How to define sample space in statistics, theoretical probability, binomial distribution and the two-way table
  • What the probability of independent and dependent events and either/or probability means
  • Differences between frequency and relative frequency tables
  • How to find the probability of simple, compound and complementary events
  • Ways to calculate the probability of permutations and combinations
  • What the formula for math combinations is and how it is used

15 Lessons in Chapter 13: High School Geometry: Probability
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Sample Space in Statistics: Definition & Examples

1. Sample Space in Statistics: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of sample space - an important concept in the study of probability. Examples and quiz questions will illustrate how this concept exists in the real world.

What is Theoretical Probability? - Definition, Formula & Examples

2. What is Theoretical Probability? - Definition, Formula & Examples

Have you ever heard someone ask, 'What are the odds?' Usually what it is meant is, 'How likely is it that an event will happen?' This lesson explores finding the likelihood, or theoretical probability, that an event could occur.

Experimental Probability: Definition & Predictions

3. Experimental Probability: Definition & Predictions

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the concept of experimental probability and apply it to coins, dice, a deck of cards, and even real world scenarios.

Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

4. 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 Calculate Simple Conditional Probabilities

5. 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.

What is a Two-Way Table?

6. What is a Two-Way Table?

Do you believe in Martians? Do you watch football on television? A Two-Way Table or Contingency Table is a great way to show the results of all kinds of survey questions. In this video we will learn how to read a two-way table.

Frequency & Relative Frequency Tables: Definition & Examples

7. Frequency & Relative Frequency Tables: Definition & Examples

Frequency and relative frequency tables are a good way to visualize information. This is especially useful for information that is grouped into categories where you are looking for popularity or mode.

Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

8. 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.

Either/Or Probability: Overlapping and Non-Overlapping Events

9. 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.

How to Calculate a Permutation

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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.

Probability Distribution: Definition, Formula & Example

14. Probability Distribution: Definition, Formula & Example

Probability distribution is a way of mapping out the likelihood of all the possible results of a statistical event. In this lesson, we'll look at how that is done and how to make practical applications of this concept.

Binomial Distribution: Definition, Formula & Examples

15. Binomial Distribution: Definition, Formula & Examples

You have a probability distribution to create, which one do you use? That depends. In this lesson, learn about binomial distributions, get examples and criteria for their use, and learn how to calculate the binomial distribution formula.

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