The chapter begins with a discussion of the meaning of probability and introduces the procedure for finding the probability of simple events. Next, theoretical and experimental probability are explored with plenty of opportunities for practice. Finding the probability of compound events is then introduced along with the Fundamental Counting Principle. The chapter ends with a discussion of simulations and their application to real-world problems.

What you can expect to learn

After completing Chapter 12 you should be able to

  1. Describe the probability of a simple event.
  2. Compare theoretical and experimental probabilities.
  3. Determine a sample space using a list, diagram, table, or the Fundamental Counting Principle.
  4. Solve real-world problems involving the probabilities of compound, independent, and dependent events.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of theoretical probability in light of God’s design.
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