Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
Imagine a room full of people who keep flipping coins until they get a tail. Will anyone get six heads in a row?
Here are two games you can play. Which offers the better chance of winning?
If everyone in your class picked a number from 1 to 225, do you think any two people would pick the same number?
Can you work out the probability of winning the Mathsland National Lottery?
When two closely matched teams play each other, what is the most likely result?
Which of these games would you play to give yourself the best possible chance of winning a prize?
In this follow-up to the problem Odds and Evens, we invite you to analyse a probability situation in order to find the general solution for a fair game.
Chris and Jo put two red and four blue ribbons in a box. They each pick a ribbon from the box without looking. Jo wins if the two ribbons are the same colour. Is the game fair?
A collection of short problems on probability.