equally likely


Definition of Equally Likely

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

Examples 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.

Solved Example on Equally Likely

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.

Related Terms for Equally Likely

  • Outcome
  • Experiment
  • Probability