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Basic Probability

What are the chances you are a math ace? Find out in this BrainPOP movie, in which Tim and Moby review the ins and outs of probability! You’ll learn all about what probability means, why we study it, and how to express a probability on paper. Using dice as an example, Tim will show you how to determine the number of possible outcomes in a random event. You’ll also learn how to use a grid to figure out probabilities in more complex situations. Probabilities aren’t just for predicting dice rolls - the principles you’ll learn are the basis for predictions in all kinds of complex systems, from the stock market to the weather! Odds are you’ll get a lot out of this movie!

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What is probability?

I picked a card out of a magician's deck. Then he shuffled the cards and pulled out my card. How did he do it?

If I have a bag of M&Ms, what’s the probability that I will randomly pull out each different color?