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Experiment

In the study of probability, the name given to any controlled, repeatable process. For example, the following are all experiments: tossing a coin, rolling a die, or selecting a ball from a bag.

Often experiments are composed of multiple actions. For instance, simultaneously flipping a coin and rolling a die is an experiment.

 

 

See also

Outcome, sample space, event, expected value

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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