Definition: The sample space of an experiment is the set of all possible outcomes of that experiment. Experiment 1: What is the probability of each outcome when a dime is tossed?Outcomes: The outcomes of this experiment are head and tail. Probabilities:
The sample space of Experiment 1 is: {head, tail} Experiment 2: A spinner has 4 equal sectors colored yellow, blue, green and red. What is the probability of landing on each color after spinning this spinner? Sample Space: {yellow, blue, green, red} Probabilities:
Experiment 3: What is the probability of each outcome when a single 6-sided die is rolled? Sample Space: {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} Probabilities:
Sample Space: {red, green, blue, yellow} Probabilities:
Summary: The sample space of an experiment is the set of all possible outcomes for that experiment. You may have noticed that for each of the experiments above, the sum of the probabilities of each outcome is 1. This is no coincidence. The sum of the probabilities of the distinct outcomes within a sample space is 1. The sample space for choosing a single card at random from a deck of 52 playing cards is shown below. There are 52 possible outcomes in this sample space. The probability of each outcome of this experiment is: The sum of the probabilities of the distinct outcomes within this sample space is: ExercisesDirections: Read each question below. Select your answer by clicking on its button. Feedback to your answer is provided in the RESULTS BOX. If you make a mistake, choose a different button.
Answer: The numbers from 1 to 11 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. Now we have to find the probability of choosing an odd number for which we have to divide the total odd numbers present in between 1 to 11 that is 6 by total numbers from 1 to 11 which is 11. Hence, the required probability is $\dfrac{6}{{11}}$. Odd Numbers between 1 to 11 = 1,3,5,7,9,11 Thus, there are 6 possible outcomes which are Odd out of the total 11 outcomes.Therefore, Probability = 116 |