### 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.)

• Worked-Out Solution

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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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```  ____      ______    ____       ___
|  _ \\   /_   _//  |  _ \\    / _ \\      ___
| |_| ||   -| ||-   | |_| ||  / //\ \\    /   ||
| .  //    _| ||_   | .  //  |  ___  ||  | [] ||
|_|\_\\   /_____//  |_|\_\\  |_||  |_||   \__ ||
`-` --`   `-----`   `-` --`  `-`   `-`     -|_||
`-`
```
• 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.)

• Worked-Out Solution

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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```  ____      ______    _____     _____     _  _
|  _ \\   /_   _//  /  ___||  |  ___||  | \| ||
| |_| ||   -| ||-  | // __    | ||__    |  ' ||
| .  //    _| ||_  | \\_\ ||  | ||__    | .  ||
|_|\_\\   /_____//  \____//   |_____||  |_|\_||
`-` --`   `-----`    `---`    `-----`   `-` -`

```
• 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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``` __   _     ______   _    _    _    _    __   __
| || | ||  /_   _// | \  / || | || | ||  \ \\/ //
| '--' ||   -| ||-  |  \/  || | || | ||   \   //
| .--. ||   _| ||_  | .  . || | \\_/ ||   / . \\
|_|| |_||  /_____// |_|\/|_||  \____//   /_//\_\\
`-`  `-`   `-----`  `-`  `-`    `---`    `-`  --`

```
• 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.)

• Worked-Out Solution

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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```__    __     ___      ______   __   __    _  __
\ \\ / //   / _ \\   /_____//  \ \\/ //  | |/ //
\ \/ //   / //\ \\  `____ `    \ ` //   | ' //
\  //   |  ___  || /___//      | ||    | . \\
\//    |_||  |_|| `__ `       |_||    |_|\_\\
`     `-`   `-`  /_//        `-`'    `-` --`
`-`
```
• 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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