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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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