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## Contents

# Design Simulations to Solve Probability Problems (Level 1 and 2)

## Basic Vocabulary

**trial** a single test designed to observe or obtain an *outcome*

**outcome** one of all the possible results of what could happen e.g. in flipping a coin an outcome could be Head-H

**listing of outcomes** full listing of all possible results eg flipping two coins has 4 outcomes HH, HT, TH, TT

**success** what constitutes a desired *outcome* **random number** a number selected from a group of numbers where all numbers had an equal chance of being selected

- (For extended vocabulary definitions and further words visit MathGloss)

## Tools for simulating outcomes

### Calculators

Calculators have random generator keys

the general formula is (Rand# x n) + 1 truncated (decimal part is ignored)

### Random Tables

some comment will go here on random tables

### Nic Nacs

You are only limited by your imagination

E.g. To simulate a 50/50 or 2 outcome situation (whether a boy or a girl is born)

You could:

- flip a
**coin**- a head = boy, a tail = girl

- roll a
**dice**- an even number = boy, an odd number = girl

- draw a card from a
**pack of cards**- a black suite = boy, a red suite = girl

TRY out your own ability to simulate different numbers of outcomes /tool problems

## Links of Interest

There are at this time very few sites that help with simulation we list the ones we can find and are operating as at 1 Sept 2010

- This link explores concepts of simulation and has a random number generator
- This link mainly focuses on one simulation namely modelling a queue, such as customers arriving at a bank to be served by a teller
- A good and quick online random number(s) generator
- Exam Level 1 Probability Paper 2005 (pdf format) with simulation question in Q4
- Answers to 2005 L1 Paper Note answer to Q4

We wish to thank the Learning4Content workshop. If you would like to learn to browse: Learning4Content/Workshops/eL4C41

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Have a happy day