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.

Outcome in probability

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.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.
Share this page: