What is an impossible event? Definition and examples
In probability, an impossible event is an event that cannot occur or happen.
Let be A be an impossible event, then the probability of A is equal to zero.
This can be written as P(A) = 0
Examples of impossible events
- Throwing a die once and the die lands on 1 and 6 at the same time
- Throwing a die and the die lands on 8
- Choosing a blue ball from a bag that contains 3 red balls and 5 yellow balls
- Seeing snow outside when the temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 32.22 Celsius unless of course it is an act of God!