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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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