Probability and Odds

Probability and Odds

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Author: Laura Kniffin

New terms and definitions
To be able to find the theoretical probability of an event
To be able to find the odds of an event

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Examples to Try.

1.) Kendra has a collection of various cereals on a shelf in the cabinet. Five of the cereals contain corn, two contain rice, and four contain oats. Without looking, she selects a box of cereal for breakfast. What is the probability that the cereal she selects will contain oats?

2.) Eleven poker chips are numbered consecutively 1 through 10, with two of them labeled with a 6 and placed in a jar. A chip is drawn at random. Find the odds of drawing a 6.

3.) If the odds against an event occurring are 9:14, what is the probability of the event occurring?

Answers to Examples

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