Comparing Theoretical & Experimental Probability

Simulations of Spinners

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Simulations of Spinners

If you spin 2 four-part spinners (each with the same, equal-sized sections and colors), what is the probability that you will spin matching colors?

  • Create a diagram showing the sample space.
  • Find the theoretical probability of the event.
  • Predict the results for 100 trials.
  • Perform 100 trials.
  • How do your expected results compare to your experimental results?

INTERACTIVE: Two Spinners