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Class 10 Maths notes for Probability





What is Probability ?

Probability is the measure of the likeliness that an event will occur. Probability is quantified as a number between 0 and 1 (where 0 indicates impossibility and 1 indicates certainty)

Why we need Probability and what is the use of it?


It is widely used in the study of Mathematics, Statistics, Gambling, Physical sciences, Biological sciences, Weather forecasting, Finance etc. to draw conclusions. Insurance companies uses this to decide on financial policies

There are few terms related to Probability which are defined below


Randomness

In mathematics, When next outcome of the experiment cannot be determined then we say it is a random experiment e.g. Consider the dice. When we throw the dice, we cannot determine what number will come Since we cannot predict the next outcome, we may say it is a random experiment

Trial

A trial is an action which results in one or several outcomes, for example each toss of the coin and each throw of the die are called trials

Independent Trial

:Successive trials of some random event for example tosses of a coin,throws of a die are said to be independent if the outcome of any one trial does not impact the outcomes of any others.

Experiment

Experiment and trial are same thing as such.An experiment is a situation involving chance or probability that leads to results called outcomes.But sometimes we use experiment to refer to whole large number of trials.

Event

An event is a possible outcome of the Experiment. Like head coming in a toss

Sample space

It is a set of all possible outcomes of an experiment.

e.g. when we coin is tossed,the possible outcome are Head and Tail.So sample space is Head and tail

Empirical Probability:

1) Experimental or empirical probability is an estimate that an event will happen based on how often the event occurs after performing an experiment in a large number of trials.
2) It is a probability of event which is calculated based on experiments
probability formula
Example:
A coin is tossed 1000 times, we get 499 times head and 501 times tail,
So empirical or experimental probability of getting head is calculated as
probability formula
Empirical probability depends on experiment and different will get different values based on the experiment

Theoretical Probability

The theoretical probability or the classical probability of the event is defined as
classical probability formula

Some Important points
1) Here in this probability approach, it is assumed that all the events of the experiment are equally likely
2) An event having only one outcome of the experiment is called an elementary event.
 “The sum of the probabilities of all the elementary events of
an experiment is 1.”
I.e. If we three elementary  event A,B,C in  the experiment ,then
                                                    P(A)+P(B) +P(C)=1
3) The event  $\bar{A}$, representing ‘not A’, is called the complement of the event A. We also say that$\bar{A}$ and A are complementary events. Also
                                                            P(A) +P($\bar{A}$)=1
4) The probability of an event (U)  which is impossible to occur is 0. Such an event is called an impossible event
                                                                    P(U)=0
5) The probability of an event ( X) which is sure (or certain) to occur is 1. Such an event is called a sure event or a certain event
                                                                     P(X)=1
5) Probability of any event can be as
$0 \leq p \leq 1$
Question 1
A dice is thrown once. What is the probability of getting a number greater than 4?
Solution
Total possible outcome=6
Favourable outcome (5,6) =2
Probability = 2/6= 1/3

Question 2
Cards with numbers 2 to 101 are placed in a box. A card selected at random from the box. Find the probability that the card which is selected has a number which is a perfect square.
Solution
Total number=100
Favourable outcome ( 4,9,16,25,36,49,64,81,100) =9
Probability = $\frac {9}{100}$

Question 3
A card is drawn from a well shuffled deck of 52 cards. Find the probability of getting an ace.
Solution
Total number=52
Favourable outcome =4
Probability = $\frac { 4}{52}=\frac {1}{13}$

Question 4
Find the probability that a leap year selected randomly will have 53 Sundays?
Solution
No. of days in a leap year = 366 days = 52 weeks + 2 days
It implies a leap year will have 52 Sundays. In remaining 2 days, possible outcomes are:
Sun, Mon
on, Tue
Tue, Wed
Wed, Thu
Thu, Fri
Fri, Sat
Sat, Sun
Total out comes = 7 Favourable outcomes that Sunday will come in these two days = 2
Required probability = $ \frac {2}{7}$

Brain Teaser

Solve these Jumbled word for the main keywords in this chapter
Example AESPLM -> SAMPLE
  • BLBTPIYRIOA
  • ARITL
  • LMCERPIA
  • TAEOHTCRIEL
  • SSLOBPIMIE
  • VENET
  • RMCNPMMPEOYAETL
  • EMAREYLNTE

Quiz Time

Question 1 The probability of the sure events is
A) 0
B) 1
C) .5
D) -1
Question 2 Which is of these cannot be the probability of the event ?
A) 1.1
B) .5
C) 0
D) 1
Question 3 The sample space of a throw of two coin is
A) { (H,H),(T,T)}
B) { (H,H),(T,T),(H,T),(T,H)}
C) { (H,T),(T,H)}
D) {H,T}
Question 4 A card is drawn from a well shuffled deck of 52 cards. Find the probability of getting an Queen
A) 1/12
B) 2/13
C) 1/13
D) 1
Question 5 Cards with alphabets A to Z placed in a box. A card selected at random from the box. Find the probability that the card which is selected has a vowel?
A) 1/26
B) 5/26
C)1/13
D)2/13
Question 6if $P(A) =.25$, then $P(A^c) \; is$
A) 1.25
B) .50
C) .75
D) 0

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Reference Books for class 10

Given below are the links of some of the reference books for class 10 math.

  1. Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 10 Hindi B, English Communication Science, Social Science & Maths (Set of 5 Books)
  2. Mathematics for Class 10 by R D Sharma
  3. Pearson IIT Foundation Maths Class 10
  4. Secondary School Mathematics for Class 10
  5. Xam Idea Complete Course Mathematics Class 10

You can use above books for extra knowledge and practicing different questions.


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