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Probability

Test your understanding of probability with this self marking quiz.

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This is level 2: calculating the probability of a single event occuring from a two-way table.  Type in your answers as fractions in their lowest terms.  You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

The following table shows the results of a survey in which group of people were asked which was their favourite drink.

 Fruit JuiceTeaCoffeeOtherTotal
Children5810725100
Adults1220212780
Total70302852180

One person is picked from the group at random.

Calculate the probability that the person picked was a child.

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Calculate the probability that the person picked said that their favourite drink was tea.

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Calculate the probability that the person picked said that their favourite drink was coffee.

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Calculate the probability that the person picked said that their favourite drink was something other than fruit juice.

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One of the adults is picked at random. What is the probability that their favourite drink was fruit juice?

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One of the adults is picked at random. What is the probability that their favourite drink was coffee?

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One of the children is picked at random. What is the probability that their favourite drink was tea?

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One of the people who said their favourite drink was tea is picked at random. What is the probability that they were an adult?

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One of the people who said their favourite drink was coffee is picked at random. What is the probability that they were a child?

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A person is picked at random. What is the probability that this person is not a child whose favourite drink is fruit juice?

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Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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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 two-way 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

Exam Style questions are in the style of GCSE or IB/A-level exam paper questions and worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.

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If you are not familiar with standard playing cards here is a guide.

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 ♠

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Ace of Hearts

Two of Hearts

Three of Hearts

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