* Develop and apply the basic formula for geometric probability
The probability of an event:
Definition: Probability is a number between 0 and 1 that indicates the likelyhood that an event will occur. A probability of 0 indicates that an event will not occur. A probability of 1 indicates tht an event must occur.
There are two types of probability, theorectical and experimental.
Theoretical probability can be determined with mathematical precision. It is a fraction whose denominator is the total of all outcomes and the numerator is the outcomes in which the event occurs.
Experimental probability can be determined during an experiment.
Students can explore different experiments to better understand the difference between theoretical and experimental probability. The following website is a good interactive site for distinguishing between the two types of probability.
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