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Probability Problems

Videos, worksheets, stories and songs to help Grade 6 students learn how to solve probability problems.

What is Probability?
Probability is a measure that we use to tell how likely an event or outcome is.

When do we use probability?
We use probability any time we want to know how likely something is to happen.

How do we write probabilities?
We can write probabilities as fractions. The numerator is the number of ways the event can occur. The denominator is the number of possible events that could occur.
Probabilities can also be expressed as percentages.

Probability: Determining Chance
This video is designed to help students gain a basic understanding of probability.
Probability Problem -
Marble Jar 1 What if a jar had 20 marbles? Could you find the probability of selecting a certain color? Count how many desired outcomes there are. Divide it by how many total outcomes there are. The decimal you get can be turned in a percent or fraction.

Probability Problem - Marble Jar 2
A probability example using two spinners


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You can use the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.

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