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Sample spaces for compound events
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Description
Exercise Name: Sample spaces for compound events
Math Missions: 7th grade (U.S.) Math Mission
Types of Problems: 2

The exercise Sample spaces for compound events appears under the 7th grade (U.S.) Math Mission. This exercise provides insight into samples spaces involving more than one decision factor.

Types of Problems

There are two types of problems in this exercise:

  1. Determine which charts work: This problem provides two charts that may or may not represent a certain compound event. The user is asked to determine which of the charts represent the event and make an appropriate selection from a multiple select list.
    Ssfce1

    Determine which charts work

  2. Determine which situation the diagram models: This problem provides a diagram that is meant to represent a compound selection. Users are asked to select which of the events the diagram might be describing.
    Ssfce2

    Determine which situation the diagram models

Strategies

Knowledge of probability would be an advantage on this exercise, but is not necessary. An ability to read critically and carefully is important.

  1. Keep an eye out for possible repetitions in certain rows and columns.
  2. The multiplication principle can help to provide efficiency or increased speed when trying to rule out possibilities.
  3. In the Determine which charts work" problem if the charts are "congruent" then they both work.

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