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# Probability Of Occurrence Of An Event

Let us consider any event E, which is associated to some of the random experiment and is occur if the occurrence of any one of the elementary event is its outcome. If S is a Sample Space and a random experiment is performed. Then if E is any event, it means E is the subset of S. Then the Probability of an occurrence of event E is defined as:
P (E) = number of distinct elements of Event E / Number of distinct elements of sample S. We also know that S includes all possible outcomes of the event.
Or we can write P (E) = n (E) / n (S)
Let us take some example to understand the concept more clearly. Let’s take a pot with 10 blue balls and 90 red balls, which are of similar shape and size. Let us first mix the balls thoroughly and then one ball is drawn from the pot randomly. We come to the conclusion that the ball taken out from the pot will be either of blue color or of red color. As the number of red balls is much more than the number of blue balls, so this is more likely to get a Red Ball in compare to the Blue Ball. So we can say that the probability of getting a red ball is more likely than the probability of getting a blue color ball. This means event which is more likely to occur has higher probability as compared to the event which has less possibility of occurrence. Here we first count the total number of events = 90 + 10 = 100.  We say that the probability of an occurrence of an event of getting a red ball = P( Red Ball ) = 90 / 100. And the probability of an occurrence of an event of getting a blue ball = P ( Blue Ball) = 10 /100.

## Topics Covered in Probability Of Occurrence Of An Event

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## Sure Event

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## Impossible Event

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## Complementary Events

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## Exhaustive Events

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