Outcome in probability
An outcome in probability is a result of a probability experiment. For example, suppose you toss a coin and H = heads and T = tails.
If the coin lands on heads, the outcome is heads or H.
Suppose you toss the coin twice. The outcome could be TH and TH means that the first time you tossed the coin it landed on tails and the second time it landed on heads.
More examples of outcome in probability
- You roll a die once and the die lands on 4.
- You pick a card from a deck of 52 and you end up with the ace of hearts.
- You tell your smartphone to pick a number between 2 and 8 and the phone gives you the number 7.
There is a difference between outcome and possible outcomes.
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