19.6 Determining probabilities using tree diagrams and tables

Determining probabilities using tree diagrams and tables

Tables and tree diagrams are useful tools to calculate probabilities. With them, you can list all the possible outcomes of an event (sample space) in a clear and easy to understand way. Therefore, we can determine the probabilities of events effectively.

Lessons

  • 1.
    Ken flips a coin and draws out a marble from a bag with 4 marbles of different colours: green, blue, red, orange and yellow.
  • 2.
    Two standard six-sided dice are rolled.
  • 3.
    Assume that there will only be rain or sunshine in the next 4 days. Draw a table to display the sample space. Determine the probability of:
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Determining probabilities using tree diagrams and tables

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