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Lesson 4 - Communicating about Probability



 
Use the following game to answer the questions.

Erica and Cory are playing a game where they pick a tile from a bag that contains 12 tiles numbered from 1 to 12. The number on the tile matches a number on a coloured board. Each colour on the board is worth a different amount of money, shown in the table below.

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                         grp001-2.jpg    grp001-3.jpg
a.
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c.
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b.
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d.
grp001-7.jpg
 

 1. 

Determine P(selecting a 5).
 

 2. 

Determine P(selecting a 9).
a.
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b.
mc002-2.jpg
c.
mc002-3.jpg
d.
mc002-4.jpg
 

 3. 

Determine P(selecting blue).
a.
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b.
mc003-2.jpg
c.
mc003-3.jpg
d.
mc003-4.jpg
 

 4. 

Determine P(selecting yellow).
a.
mc004-1.jpg
b.
mc004-2.jpg
c.
mc004-3.jpg
d.
mc004-4.jpg
 

 5. 

Determine P(getting $5).
a.
mc005-1.jpg
b.
mc005-2.jpg
c.
mc005-3.jpg
d.
mc005-4.jpg
 

 6. 

Determine P(getting $3).
a.
mc006-1.jpg
b.
mc006-2.jpg
c.
mc006-3.jpg
d.
mc006-4.jpg
 

 7. 

Which event has the highest theoretical probability?
a.
selecting a number less than 3
c.
selecting an 8
b.
selecting a number between 4 and 9
d.
they are all equally likely to occur
 

 8. 

When selecting a colour, which event is less likely to occur?
a.
getting blue
c.
getting yellow
b.
they are all equally likely to occur
d.
getting green
 

 9. 

When selecting an amount, which event is more likely to occur?
a.
getting $3
c.
getting $1
b.
they are all equally likely to occur
d.
getting $2
 

 10. 

When selecting a colour, which event is not likely to occur?
a.
selecting blue
c.
selecting purple
b.
they are all equally likely
d.
selecting green
 



 
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