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Likely Event

Definition Of Likely Event

The event that is most likely to happen is called Likely Event.

More About Likely Event

The probability of a likely event is generally between 1/2 and 1.

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Example of Likely Event

"A coin dropped would land on the floor showing a head." This event will most probably happen. So, it is a likely event.

Solved Example on Likely Event

Ques: Which coin is likely to come up if a coin is drawn at random from a box containing coins as shown in the table?

example of Likelihood


A. dime
B. nickel
C. quarter
D. penny
Correct Answer: A


Step 1: Since dimes are more in number than any other coin, the probability that a dime will be drawn is more.
Step 2: So, it is more likely that the coin drawn will be a dime.