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What is probability?

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asked Jul 29, 2016 in Mathematics by akanshi (135 points)

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answered Jul 29, 2016 by vikash (21,287 points)
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The probability of an event is the measure of the chance that the event will occur as a result of an experiment. The probability of an event A is the number of ways event A can occur divided by the total number of possible outcomes.

Probability is the branch of mathematics that studies the possible outcomes of given events together with the outcomes' relative likelihoods and distributions. In common usage, the word "probability" is used to mean the chance that a particular event (or set of events) will occur expressed on a linear scale from 0 (impossibility) to 1 (certainty), also expressed as a percentage between 0 and 100%. The analysis of events governed by probability is called statistics.

Probability of an event A is symbolized by P(A). 

Probability of an event A is lies between  0 ≤ P(A) ≤ 1.