What are the chances that you will win against your friend at the game Rock, Paper, Scissors if you play ten times in a row? This gets into a different kind of probability since we are examining possible outcomes of TWO independent events: your play and your friend's. In this group of tutorials, we will explore various facets of probability including compound probability, frequency stability, and probability without equally unlikely events. Common Core Standards: 7.SP.C.8, 7.SP.C.8a, 7.SP.C.8b
You'll become familiar with the concept of independent events, or that one event in no way affects what happens in the second event. Keep in mind, too, that the sum of the probabilities of all the possible events should equal 1.
Our friend and Cleveland Cavalier, LeBron James, asks Sal if there's a high probability of making three free throws in a row or one three-pointer. Before solving the problem, jot down what you think the answer will be!