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# Probability

## The probability of a certain event is a number expressing the likelihood that a specific event will occur, expressed as the ratio of the number of actual occurrences to the number of possible occurrences. In mathematics, it is a measure of how often an event will happen and is the basis of statistics.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Probability

### Is it unusual to get a 12 when a pair of dice is rolled?

The only way to get 12 is to roll a 6 and a 6. When you roll one
of the dice their is one chance in 6 of getting a six. For two dice
it is 1/6 x 1/6 = 1/36. So every time you roll a pair if dice by
probability it will happen once every 36 tries.
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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Statistics, Probability

### What is the value of z if the area between -z and z is 0.754?

Since the normal distribution is symmetric, the area between -z
and 0 must be the same as the area between 0 and z. Using this
fact, you can simplify this problem to finding a z such that the
area between 0 and z is .754/2=.377. If you look this value up in a
z-table or use the invNorm on a calculator, you will find that the
required value of z will be 1.16. Therefore, the area between -1.16
and 1.16 must...

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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Statistics, Probability

### What event has a probability of 0?

-- The freezing over of Hell.
-- A confirmed sighting of flying pigs.
etc.
Besides anything that is impossible, as noted above, the
simultaneous occurrence of two mutually exclusive events has a
probability of zero: It is raining and it is not raining, it is on
and it is off, etc.
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###### Asked in Probability, Job Training and Career Qualifications

### How many non diamond face card?

There are 9 non-diamond face cards in a standard 52 card
deck.

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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Statistics, Probability

### What is the probability of obtaining exactly 4 heads in 6 flips of a fair coin?

The probability of a head in one flip is 1/2.
The probability of HHHHTT is (1/2)6 = 1/64
The possible correct flips are HHHHTT, HHHTHT, HHTHHT, HTHHHT,
THHHHT, HHHTTH, HHTHTH, HTHHTH, THHHTH, HHTTHH, HTHTHH, THHTHH,
HTTHHH, THTHHH, TTHHHH, each with a probability of 1/64.
Total probability is 15/64.
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###### Asked in Algebra, Probability

### How many distinguishable permutations of letters are possible in the word critics?

The word critics has 7 letters which can be arranged in 7! = 7 *
6 * 5 * 4 * 3 * 2 * 1 ways. To see this, imagine placing one of the
7 letters in the first slot. Then place a different letter in the
second slot (there are only 6 letters left now), then 5 and so on
down to 1. We multiply because we must do each of these steps to
create a rearrangement of...

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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Statistics, Probability

### What is the probability of rolling double sixes with 2 rolls of the die?

Rollin for dubs- check em
1/6 chance for rolling the first six. 1/6 chance for rolling the
second one (independantly). when doing compound probability
problems like this you multiply the chances of each soooo
1/6 x 1/6 = 1/36 chance of rolling dubs sixes (or any other
number for that matter)
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###### Asked in Probability, Multiple Births

### What are the odds of having albino twins?

About 1 in 5 million

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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Statistics, Probability

### What is the sample space if you roll 2 dice?

The sample space for 2 dice is 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
and 12.

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###### Asked in Statistics, Probability

### What probability draw 2 cards sum is 9?

Assuming a standard deck of 52 cards with aces counting as 1 and
all face cards counting as 10, there are:
16 ways of drawing an ace and an 8,
16 ways of drawing a 2 and a 7
16 ways of drawing a 3 and a 6
16 ways of drawing a 4 and a 5, for a total of 64 ways to draw 2
cards whose sum is 9.
There are 52!/(50!2!) = 1,326 ways to draw two cards, so...

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###### Asked in Earth Sciences, Probability

### How was Caloris Basin created?

Probably by a big explosion caused by a meteor or a comet

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###### Asked in Statistics, Probability

### A probability distribution is an equation that?

Associates a particulare probability of occurrence with each
outcome in the sample space.
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###### Asked in Statistics, Probability

### How many red face cards are there in a set of playing cards?

The same number as there are black face cards. The face cards
are King, Queen and Jack (they have faces). There are two red suits
- hearts and diamonds. Therefore, two red Kings, two red Queens and
two red Jacks. Six red face cards altogether.
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###### Asked in Definitions, Synonyms and Antonyms, Probability

### What does fanciful mean?

1. characterized by or showing fancy; capricious or whimsical in
appearance: a fanciful design of butterflies and flowers.
2. suggested by fancy; imaginary; unreal: fanciful lands of
romance.
3. led by fancy rather than by reason and experience; whimsical:
a fanciful mind.
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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Statistics, Probability

### What is the probability of flipping a coin and getting 1 head and 1 tail in any order?

50% chance: Here are the four possibilities: H.H, H.T,
T.H, T.T; where the first letter is the first flip, and the second
letter is the next flip (H means heads and T means tails).
So out of the 4 possible outcomes, 2 of them result in one heads
and one tails. 2/4 = 50%.
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###### Asked in Probability

### If a multiple-choice question has five answer choices and you submit one wrong answer before getting the question correct how much credit will you lose for that part of the question?

question with options, you will lose of the credit for that
question. Just like the similar multiple-choice penalty on most
standardized tests, this rule is necessary to prevent random
guessing.
With five choices, your chance of getting the question wrong is
80% when guessing, and every wrong answer costs you 1/4 of a point.
In this case, leave it blank with no penalty. Guessing becomes a
much better gamble if you can eliminate even one obviously
incorrect response. If you can narrow the...

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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Algebra, Probability

### How many ways can you rearrange the letters in tattoo?

We can rearrange the letters in tattoo 60 times.

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###### Asked in Proofs, Statistics, Probability

### A fair coin is continually flipped What is the probability that the first four flips are a. H-H-H-H b. T-H-H-H c. what is the probability that the pattern T-H-H-H occurs before the pattern.?

a) 1/16
b) 1/16
c) 1/256 [this answer was given, but it is unclear what
part-c is even asking: The pattern occurs before what pattern?
There are many variables which are unspecified and would affect the
outcome.]
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###### Asked in Probability

### When did they discover probability?

A gambler's dispute in 1654 led to the creation of a
mathematical theory of probability by two famous French
mathematicians, Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat. Antoine
Gombaud, Chevalier de Méré, a French nobleman with an interest in
gaming and gambling questions, called Pascal's attention to an
apparent contradiction concerning a popular dice game. The game
consisted in throwing a pair of dice 24 times; the problem was to
decide whether or not to bet even money on the occurrence of at
least...

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###### Asked in Statistics, Probability

### About the history of gamma distribution?

According to the links, Karl Pearson was first to formally
introduce the gamma distribution. However, the symbol gamma for the
gamma function, as a part of calculus, originated far earlier, by
Legrenge (1752 to 1853). The beta and gamma functions are related.
Please review the related links, particularly the second one from
Wikipedia.
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###### Asked in Probability

### Statistics and probability 7th grade?

yea a little in grade 7 you will likely go over that again in
grade 8.

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###### Asked in Probability

### What is union probability?

A union probability is denoted by P(X or Y), where X and Y are
two events. P(X or Y) is the probability that X will occur or that
Y will occur or that both X and Y will occur. The probability of a
person wearing glasses or having blond hair is an example of union
probability. All people wearing glasses are included in the union,
along with all blondes and all blond people who wear glasses.
According to Professor Franz Kurfess...

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###### Asked in Science, Statistics, Birthdays, Probability

### How many people share your birthday?

On average every day there are 1.9 million people celebrating
their birthday. That is the total global population (7 billion)
divided by the number of days in a year (365).
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###### Asked in Probability

### What is the possible winning numbers in jai alai in cebu for tomorrow?

671

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