Multiple Choice
Identify the
letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 1.  Select the terms to complete the sentences.
The results obtained from an actual experiment is called _____
probability.
The results obtained when using a chart or a list is called the
_______ probability.
NOTE to
Editor  you may want to check and change the above. I am not sure it is worded correctly,
and the manuscript really did not describe these very clearly, but I think that it is important for
students to understand the difference.
a.  experimental; theoretical  b.  theoretical;
experimental   

 2.  What
is the theoretical probability of rolling a 5 when rolling a standard sixsided
die?

 3.  Calculate the theoretical probability of the event P(odd) when rolling a standard
sixsided die.

 4.  Calculate the theoretical probability of obtaining a tail when tossing one
coin.

 5.  In a
standard deck of cards, what is the probability of drawing a red card?

 6.  In a
standard deck of cards, what is the probability of drawing a black card less than
8?

 7.  Using
the spinner shown, what is the probability of spinning a number that is a multiple of
2?
{Graphic  insert graphic of spinner as shown in manuscript for
Question 5 section 12.2}

 8.  There
are 12 blue marbles and 6 purple marbles in a bag. Tim will choose one marble without looking.
Calculate the theoretical probability P(purple).

 9.  There
are 12 blue marbles and 6 purple marbles in a bag. Tim will choose one marble without looking.
Calculate the theoretical probability P(green).

 10.  There
are 12 blue marbles and 6 purple marbles in a bag. Tim will choose one marble without looking.
Calculate the theoretical probability P(blue or purple).
