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    Probability Experiment, Permutations, Combinations

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    1) Explain what outcomes of an experiment are. What does it mean to have equally likely outcomes? Provide examples to illustrate.

    2) Explain permutations and combinations and the differences between the two. Use examples to illustrate.

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    (1) In a probability experiment (random experiment) an outcome is one of the several possible results of the experiment.

    For example, when a fair coin is tossed once, the possible outcomes are {head, tail}. Similarly, when a fair six-sided die is

    rolled, the possible outcomes are {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

    When each ...

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    The expert explains what the outcomes are of an experiment. The permutations and combinations are explained. A complete, neat and step-by-step solutions are provided.