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Sample Space

The set of all possible outcomes of an experiment.

 

Example 1:

A coin is flipped.

Sample Space = {heads, tails}

Example 2:

Two six-sided dice are rolled.

If (3, 5) means the first die shows 3 and the second die shows 5, then

Sample Space = 

 

See also

Event, probability

 


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Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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