7th Grade Math - Experimental Probability

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Experimental probability is a little different from regular probability. Instead, it is focused on looking at a particular circumstance and wanting to know the likelihood that a particular thing happens. To compute this experimental probability we look at all the instances where it did happen, count up all the instances total and take a ratio of successes over total number of equally likely outcomes. Whew! That's a mouth full!  Believe it or not, this is something you can easily experiment with at home. Roll a die and keep track of the numbers it displays each roll. Then choose a number and use experimental probability to determine how likely the die will land on that particular number.

Professor Edward Burger will help you fully understand this math concept as you progress through his two lectures on the subject. Using multiple real-world examples, you'll get a good foundation on how you could utilize experimental probability to find the likelihood that something will happen. Don't forget to click on the forward button to move to the next lecture.

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