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Law of Large Numbers/Law of Averages

Author: Ryan Backman

This lesson will explain the law of large numbers and the law of averages.

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  • Law of Large Numbers

    A mathematical rule that states that as the number of trials of a chance experiment increase, the experimental probability of an event becomes closer to the true probability of that event.

  • "Law of Averages"/Gambler's Fallacy/Gambler's Ruin

    A misapplication of the Law of Large Numbers, where people try to apply long-run probabilities to short-run events. The false "Law of Averages" is not a mathematical phenomenon, but rather a psychological trick people play on themselves to convince themselves that favorable outcomes are about to occur, using past behavior to influence their reasoning.