Terms used in Probability
Following are the terms used in Probability.
- Random experiment - An experiment which can result in a set of possible outcomes. An outcome is the result of the experiment. Example, bowler bowling a ball in cricket. It can result in batsman hitting it, wicket, no-ball, wide etc.
- Event - Each outcome of an event or a collection of outcomes make an event. Example, tossing of coin results in getting a Head which is an event. Getting a tail is also an event.
- Equally likely outcomes - When the probability of all the outcomes in a random experiment is almost equal. Example, tossing of coin. It can either result in heads or tails, so the two outcomes are equally likely.