Lesson

Do you remember how to describe the likelihood of an event happening?

Which section describes the chance of 'the next person you meet has the same birthday as you'?

A

B

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Idea summary

We can represent likelihood like a number line. We start with impossible events on the left and as we move right the events are more likely.

We have heard about certain and impossible events, this video shows how these can be represented using a number.

Which of these events has a probability of 0?

A

It being cloudy tomorrow.

B

The sun not coming up tomorrow.

C

The sun coming up tomorrow.

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Idea summary

If an event has a probability of 0 then the event is imposiible.

If an event has a probability of 1 then the event is certain.

This video shows you how likelihoods can have fractional representation.

Event X has a probability of \dfrac{6}{10}.

a

If event X was placed on the number line, which section would it be placed in?

A

B

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b

What is the chance of event X occurring?

A

Certain

B

Likely

C

Unlikely

Worked Solution

Idea summary

We can use numbers as well as words to describe chance:

Words for chance | Numbers for chance |
---|---|

\text{Impossible} | 0 |

\text{Unlikely} | \dfrac{1}{4} |

\text{Even} | \dfrac{1}{2} |

\text{Likely} | \dfrac{3}{4} |

\text{Certain} | 1 |

conducts chance experiments and assigns probabilities as values between 0 and 1 to describe their outcomes