Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Chapter 13 - Probability - 13-1 Experimental and Theoretical Probability - Lesson Check - Page 827: 4


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Experimental probability, as the name suggests, requires experimentation. For example, to find the experimental probability of getting heads when I flip a coin, I may flip the coin 100 times, record the outcome, and divide the number of favorable outcomes by the number of trials. Contrarily, theoretical probability requires reasoning, not experimentation. Using the same example as above, I would reason that the probability of landing on heads would be 50% using my mathematical knowledge and my experience flipping coins.
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