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## Statistics and probability

### Course: Statistics and probability>Unit 7

Lesson 1: Basic theoretical probability

# Simple probability: yellow marble

In order to find the probability of picking a yellow marble from a bag, we have to first determine the number of possible outcomes, and then how many of them meet our constraints. Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.

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• What would be the percentage of the question in the video?
• The answer in a percentage will be 37.5%
• how do u do probability when it says =
for example p(3 or multiple of 2)?
• When it says p(3 or multiple of 2), it means What is the probability of getting either a 3 or a multiple of 2? To do this, you would add the probability of getting a three to the probability of getting a multiple of 2.
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• What is the probability of me getting my mommys credit card and spending her entire bank balance on vbucks?!! Also, what is the probability of me getting my dad's credit card and spending all of his money on shiny rocks in gorrilla tag?!
• 0% in getting any and if you manage to there is a 100% chance you will get...
• Do we use rounding for probability?
• Whether we round off our answers (or our intermediate calculations) depends on the problem we're trying the solve, and the conditions we are given. For the kinds of probability calculations we are doing here (that rely mostly on counting procedures) we don't round off, as a general rule.
• I had this question on a test and couldn't figure out the answer. Maybe one of you can help me. There are marbles in a box. Two-thirds of them are white, half of them are red, and 6 of them are green. How many marbles are in the box and what is the probability of selecting a white marble?
• Love how this is a sorta chill topic...this exercise anyways.
• haha fart
• I understand this but I need help with this question from DeltaMath "In a popular online role playing game, players can create detailed designs for their characters "costumes" or appearance. Shaniece set up a website where players can buy and sell these costumes online. Information about the number of people who visited the website and number of costumes purchased in a single day is listed below.
97 visitors purchased no costumes
26 visitors purchased exactly one costumes
13 visitors purchased more then one costume
Based on these results, express the probability that the next person will purchase more then one costumes as a percent to the nearest whole number "
• Well, I'm not great at this stuff, but I can at least try.
There are 136 visitors, because 97 + 26 + 13 = 136. 13 visitors purchased more than one costume, so the probability is 13/136. I personally don't understand the last part, so I can't help you there.

Hope this helped! :)
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