## anonymous one year ago Would greatly appreciate the help. <3 Explain a situation where you could determine the probability of an occurrence.

1. anonymous

play the lottery?

2. anonymous

I guess that could be a situation, but think of all the people who play the lottery how would you be able to find the probability you know.

3. anonymous

it is not really a matter of how many people play, it is a matter of how many possible numbers that can be played, vs how many you play

4. anonymous

Ok, I was looking at the situation in a different way, thank you so much for the help it means a lot.

5. anonymous

for example, if you play the 3 digit number straight, you have to get all 3 correct there are 1000 possible numbers between $$(0,0,0)$$ and $$(9,9,9)$$ so the probability you win if you play one number is $$\frac{1}{1000}=.0331$$