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Mathematical probability is how many times something is projected to occur, where as experimental probability is how many times it actually occurred.

For example, when discussing the probability of a coin landing heads side up...

Mathematical probability is 1:2.

However, if you actually carryout an experiment flipping the coin 5 times the Experimental probability may be 2:5

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