Probability is the study of chance, calculating how likely a particular outcome may be as compared to all others. This chapter introduces some of the main concepts involved with the study of probability.

## Chapter Outline

- 6.1. Basic Probability - Probability and Statistics
- 6.2. Union of Compound Events
- 6.3. Intersection of Compound Events
- 6.4. Multiplication Rule
- 6.5. Mutually Inclusive Events - Probability and Statistics
- 6.6. Calculating Conditional Probabilities
- 6.7. Identifying the Complement
- 6.8. Finding Probability by Finding the Complement

### Chapter Summary

Students were introduced to many of the major concepts involved with probability studies. Basic instruction and examples include for the concepts of: singular and compound events, conditional probabilities, compliments and inclusive and exclusive events.

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## Description

An introduction to the concept of probability evaluation. Concepts progress from defining statistical and experimental probability and inclusive and exclusive events (including the general definitions of intersection and union) to conditional probability and identifying the complement. As each new concept is introduced, entertaining examples of use such as playing cards and dropping buttered slices of bread are provided for students to practice the application of various types of probability study.

## Difficulty Level:

At Grade## Date Created:

Apr 03, 2013## Last Modified:

Nov 18, 2014
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