Basic Probability/Sample Space
 1. A bowl has 4 red, 5 blue and 2 green lollies. If a lolly is chosen at random from the jar, then which outcome is an impossible event?A) None of the AboveB) Picking a blue lollyC) Picking a red lollyD) Picking a yellow lolly2. A spinner has the colours green, yellow, red and blue in equal sections drawn on it. Which of the following is a certain event?A) Landing on the moonB) Landing on a yellowC) Landing on a colourD) landing on a number3. Which probability word would best describe winning the lottery when you bought 1 ticket?A) LikelyB) Even chanceC) CertainD) ImpossibleE) Unlikely4. Probability can be written as aA) DecimalB) PercentageC) All of the aboveD) Fraction5. The probability of a certain event isA) 0B) 1/2C) 1D) None of the above6. The probabiltiy of an even chance isA) All of the aboveB) 1/2C) 50%D) 0.57. A probability word describing getting a number greater than 6 when a 6-sided die is tossed would beA) CertainB) Even chanceC) ImpossibleD) Unlikely8. If a 5-sided fair die has the numbers 1,2,3,3,4 on it, is it a fair die?A) SometimesB) YesC) No, there are 2 threes on it9. A spinner with 4 equal sections has the colours red, blue, green, red on it. Is it a fair spinner?A) SometimesB) Could you repeat the question?C) YesD) No, there are 2 colours the same10. True or False? In a swimming race, there are 10 people competing. There is a first, second and third place prizes. Therefore, each person has a 1/3 chance of winning a prize.A) True. There are 3 prizes, so each person could winB) False. We do not know the abilities of the swimmers or if one is injured.11. What is the sample space of a number between 1 and 7?A) {a,b,c,d,e,f}B) {1,2,3,4,5,6,7}C) {2,3,4,5,6}D) None of the above12. What is the number in the sample space for choosing a number between 1 and 7?A) n(S) = 5B) n(S) = 8C) n(S) = 7D) n(S) = 613. What is the sample space for choosing 1 letter at random from the word MATHEMATICS?A) There is no sample spaceB) Both A and BC) {M,A,T,H,E,I,C,S}D) {M,A,T,H,E,M,A,T,I,C,S}14. What is the number in the sample space for choosing 1 letter at random from the word MATHEMATICS?A) n(S) = 8B) There is no sample spaceC) n(S) = 23D) n(S) = 11
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