# lecture 6 - It is very important to be able to understand...

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It is very important to be able to understand what goes into a Sample Space. If your experiment is tossing a fair coin twice, The sample space is not {H,T}, its {(H,H),(H,T),(T,H),(T,T)} – if order matters Remember that a sample space lists the outcomes of the experiment. Your Sample Space can also be {No Heads, 1 Head, 2 Heads}. However here the elements are not equally likely! You can write the Sample Space as other things as well, {Odd # of Heads, Even # of Heads}, but this will only make your lives more complicated! The most general and least confusing way is to write the Sample Points as ( _ , _ ,_ ), where order matters, much like we have been doing so far! Examples: Suppose that every 1 out of 90 lightbulbs is defective. If you buy 4 lightbulbs, what is the probability that 1 is defective? What is the Probability that we get a Black Jack? What is the Probability that we get a Giants-Patriots SB again if all the teams are at even strength next year?

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