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Ch 21: Probability, Combinations & Permutations: Tutoring Solution

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The Probability, Combinations & Permutations chapter of this SAT Mathematics Level 2 Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about probability, combinations and permutations. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the probability calculations required in a typical SAT math prep course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other SAT math work.
  • Identify the probability, combinations and permutations concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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Who's it for?

This chapter of our SAT Mathematics Level 2 Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about probability, combinations and permutations to prepare for the subject test. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding probabilities of simple and compound events, the differences between independent and dependent events, formulas for math combinations, the probabilities of permutations or any other probability, combinations and permutations topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their math learning
  • Prefer learning math visually
  • Find themselves struggling to review probability, combinations and permutations for the SAT
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  • Want to excel on the SAT mathematics level 2 subject test
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Learning objectives:

  • Learn to find the probability of simple, dependent and independent events.
  • Explain the either/or probability.
  • Solve problems by using the At Least One rule.
  • Describe the use of math combinations.
  • Discover how to calculate conditional probabilities, combinations, permutations and the probability of permutations.

9 Lessons in Chapter 21: Probability, Combinations & Permutations: Tutoring Solution
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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.

Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

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.

Math Combinations: Formula and Example Problems

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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