Objective: The purpose of this example is to learn the basic concepts and laws of probability.
The following terms are used in this example:
The following parts discuss how to compute: P(A), P(A and B), P(A or B), and P(A|B). Each part includes a Java Applet which demonstrates how the corresponding probability type is calculated. If you are new to probability, you should step through the parts in order.
- Experiment: A process, consisting of one or more trials, of collecting data.
- Trial: An action resulting in one of several possible outcomes.
- Event: A set of related outcomes.