Equally Likely

Definition of Equally Likely

The outcomes of an experiment are equally likely to occur when the probability of each outcome is equal.

Example of Equally Likely

  • When you toss a fair coin, you are equally likely to get a head or a tail.
  • When you roll a fair die, you are equally likely to roll a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6.

Video Examples: Finite Mathematics - Probabilities, Events and equally likely outcomes


Solved Example on Equally Likely

Ques: Which one of the following best replaces the blank? 'A and B are playing tennis. The event of A or B winning the match is ______________.'

    Choices:
    A. a likely event
    B. an unlikely event
    C. an equally likely event
    D. none of the above
    Correct Answer: C

Solution:

    Step 1: Both A and B have equal chances of winning the match.
    Step 2: So, it is an equally likely event.

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