Unformatted text preview: probability 0.5 means “occurs half the time in a very large number of trials” the proportion in a small number of tosses can be far from the probability probability describes what happens in very many trials the idea of probability is empirical we can estimate a realworld probability only by actually observing many trials mathematical probability is an idealization based on imagining what would happen in an indefinitely long series of trials...
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 Fall '08
 ABDUS,S.
 Statistics, Probability theory

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