# 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:

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