Archive for October 2010

Venn vill you understand probability? (updated!)

October 25, 2010

Venn diagrams are a critical part of year 10 probability studies. Why? Well, you’ve already learnt how to calculate simple probability from the defintion formula:

But how do you handle this formula when you have multiple events? You need to understand how those events are related. For this, we introduce the tool of a Venn diagram. Venn diagrams are a visual way of showing set membership, and showing objects which are part of more than one set. It is essential that you become familiar with how venn diagrams operate, and the rules of sets. Here is some information.

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