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# In a single throw of a die, what is the probability of getting a number greater than four?

Module by: Arnold Mwesigye. E-mail the author

We define the event E as;

E = {5,6}.

We define the Sample space, S, as;

S = { 1,2,3,4,5,6 }

The probability of getting a number greater than four is;

P(E) = N(E) / N(S)

P(E) = 2 / 6

P(E) = 1 / 3.

References:

Wikipedia. "Statistical Independence", Wikipedia Foundation Inc, "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probability", Last accessed 17th February 2006.

Arnold Mwesigye

Petrina Mangala

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