Join Vince Kotchian for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic probability, part of Everyday Math Fundamentals.
- Okay, in this movie, I'm going to explain…a little bit about the concept of probability.…So we are going to find out ways…to figure out the probability of one thing happening…and also the probability of multiple things…happening in conjunction with each other.…So the example I want to use here…is thinking about flipping a coin.…So let's say I have a coin,…and, that's the president on the coin, that's heads.…So, I think that most of us know the odds…of getting heads on a coin flip, right?…Because there's only two options, heads or tails.…
So, the odds of getting heads on a coin flip are 1 out of 2.…That's actually a really easy way…to get into a probability equation.…A probability equation is the number of things…that we want to happen divided…by the total number of possibilities.…So I'll write that out.…So I've phrased that like the number of desired outcomes…divided by the number of total possibilities.…So again for our coin flip, let's say…we're calculating the odds of getting heads.…There's one head on the coin,…
- Practicing mental math
- Understanding decimals and fractions
- Working with percentages and ratios
- Solving equations
- Calculating area and volume
- Scaling recipes
- Estimating your running speed
- Calculating the area for home-improvement projects
- Working with probability
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Math Foundations: Part one
2. Math Foundations: Part Two
3. Math Foundations: Part Three
4. Shopping and Cooking Math
5. Health and Fitness Math
6. Home-Improvement Math
7. Probability and Counting Math
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