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8.1 Assigning a Measure to Likelihood

8.1 Assigning a Measure to Likelihood
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  • 1. Describing Likelihood

    Complete the table. Then describe the likelihood of each event in words. (See Example 1.)

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     _    _     ______               ___      ______  
    | || | ||  /_   _//   ____      / _ \\   /_____// 
    | || | ||   -| ||-   |    \\   / //\ \\  `____ `  
    | \\_/ ||   _| ||_   | [] ||  |  ___  || /___//   
     \____//   /_____//  |  __//  |_||  |_|| `__ `    
      `---`    `-----`   |_|`-`   `-`   `-`  /_//     
                         `-`                 `-`      
    
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  • 2. Describing Likelihood

    Complete the table. Then describe the likelihood of each event in words. (See Example 1.)

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      ____       ___     __   _     ______            
     |  _ \\    / _ \\  | || | ||  /_   _//   ____    
     | |_| ||  / //\ \\ | '--' ||   -| ||-   |    \\  
     | .  //  |  ___  ||| .--. ||   _| ||_   | [] ||  
     |_|\_\\  |_||  |_|||_|| |_||  /_____//  |  __//  
     `-` --`  `-`   `-` `-`  `-`   `-----`   |_|`-`   
                                             `-`      
    
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  • 3. Snowfall in Richmond, Virginia

    Describe the likelihood that at least 1 inch of snow will accumulate in Richmond, Virginia, on the morning of December 25. (See Example 2.)

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      It is very unlikely that at least 1 inch of snow will accumulate in Richmond, Virginia on the morning of December 25.

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      ____       ___      ____       ___     ______   
     |  _ \\    / _ \\   |  _ \\    / _ \\  |      \\ 
     | |_| ||  | / \ ||  | |_| ||  / //\ \\ |  --  // 
     | .  //   | \_/ ||  | .  //  |  ___  |||  --  \\ 
     |_|\_\\    \___//   |_|\_\\  |_||  |_|||______// 
     `-` --`    `---`    `-` --`  `-`   `-` `------`  
                                                      
    
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  • 4. Snowfall in Madison, Wisconsin

    Describe the likelihood that at least 1 inch of snow will accumulate in Madison, Wisconsin, on the morning of December 25. (See Example 2.)

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      ______     ___     _    _     ______     _____  
     /_   _//   / _ \\  | |  | ||  /_   _//   / ___// 
     `-| |,-   / //\ \\ | |/\| ||   -| ||-    \___ \\ 
       | ||   |  ___  |||  /\  ||   _| ||_    /    // 
       |_||   |_||  |_|||_// \_||  /_____//  /____//  
       `-`'   `-`   `-` `-`   `-`  `-----`  `-----`   
                                                      
    
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  • 5. Snowfall in Denver, Colorado

    Describe the likelihood that at least 1 inch of snow will accumulate in Denver, Colorado, on the morning of December 25. (See Example 2.)

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      It is likely that at least 1 inch of snow will accumulate in Denver, Colorado, on the morning of December 25.

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    __    __    _____   __    __   __   __   ______   
    \ \\ / //  |  ___|| \ \\ / //  \ \\/ // |      \\ 
     \ \/ //   | ||__    \ \/ //    \ ` //  |  --  // 
      \  //    | ||__     \  //      | ||   |  --  \\ 
       \//     |_____||    \//       |_||   |______// 
        `      `-----`      `        `-`'   `------`  
                                                      
    
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  • 6. Snowfall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Describe the likelihood that at least 1 inch of snow will accumulate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the morning of December 25. (See Example 2.)

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    __    __     ___      ______     ___              
    \ \\ / //   / _ \\   /_   _//   / _ \\    ____    
     \ \/ //   | / \ ||  `-| |,-   | / \ ||  |    \\  
      \  //    | \_/ ||    | ||    | \_/ ||  | [] ||  
       \//      \___//     |_||     \___//   |  __//  
        `       `---`      `-`'     `---`    |_|`-`   
                                             `-`      
    
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