Ch 43: Probability Concepts

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Use this chapter to spur your memories about probability concepts. Go through each lesson to refresh your familiarity with key terms, concepts, and related formulas, and remember that you can repeat lessons as many times as you need.

Probability Concepts - Chapter Summary

Refresh your memory about probability concepts by going through the lessons in this chapter. Each lesson addresses a different aspect of probability concepts, so you can review each aspect individually until you feel confident about moving on to the next lesson. Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • An overview and definition of mathematical probability
  • The formula and examples of theoretical probability
  • Probability of complementary, compound, and simple events
  • Non-overlapping and overlapping probability events
  • Probability of dependent and independent events

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5 Lessons in Chapter 43: Probability Concepts
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What is Probability in Math? - Definition & Overview

1. What is Probability in Math? - Definition & Overview

Remember throwing a quarter and calling out heads or tails? Learn what this has to do with probability. Also learn how you can use your newly-learned skills from this lesson to help you decide whether you should play heads or tails at all!

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.

Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

3. 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

4. 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 and Dependent Events

5. 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.

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