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Prize Winner, Part 3

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Experimental probability

You will use your Algebra II Journal opens in new window on this page.

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Compare your simulation results (the experimental probability) with the theoretical probabilities.

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Complete the chart shown below in your Algebra II Journal opens in new window.


Probability to Win THEORETICAL

Probability to Win


12 27



6 27



1 27


Out of your fifty (or more) trials, what is the probability that you win a small prize? Medium prize? Large prize? Record these probabilities in the chart you copied.

Respond to the following question in your Algebra II Journal opens in new window and submit to your teacher.

  • Compare the experimental probabilities with the theoretical probabilities. What conclusions can you draw?
  • If you played this game, what prize would you try for? Use the results of your simulation to support your answer.


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