ProbabilityTest your understanding of probability with this self marking quiz. 
This is level 1: calculating the probability of a single event occuring. Type in your answers as fractions in their lowest terms. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.
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Level 1  Calculating the probability of a single event occuring
Level 2  Calculating the probability of a single event occuring from a twoway table
Level 3  Calculating the probability of a single event occuring then deciding the expected number of times it will occur in a given number of trials
Level 4  Finding the probability of a combined event occuring by drawing a table to represent the possibility space
Level 5  Calculating probability of an event occuring by listing all the possible outcomes
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There are 52 cards in a pack (usually called a deck). The cards are grouped into four suits of 13 cards each. these suits are called clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades. Click on a tab below to see the cards in each of these suits.
Hearts ♥ Diamonds ♦ Clubs ♣ Spades ♠
Hearts ♥  Ace of Hearts 

Two of Hearts 
Three of Hearts 
Four of Hearts 
Five of Hearts 
Six of Hearts 
Seven of Hearts 
Eight of Hearts 
Nine of Hearts 
Ten of Hearts 
Jack of Hearts 
Queen of Hearts 
King of Hearts 
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