What Are Combination Probabilities? Probability is the measure of the chances and possibilities that will return a desired outcome. There are different types of probability and combination is one of its types. So, what are combination probabilities? When we are dealing with arrangement of objects and the order does not matter, then we can use combination probability. The result of this probability shows us the total number of ways objects can be arranged without any defined order. When there is an order to follow, a combination probability is called permutation. The formula to calculate combination probabilities include; C(n,r) = n!/((n-r)!r!) | n! means, n × (n-1) × (n-2) ,..., (n-(n-1)).
Introduces the fundamental Combinations. Provides a basic application. On the bookshelf, there are 4 math books, 5 history books and 3 geography books. If two books are selected randomly without replacement, what is the probability of getting: 1 math book and 1 history book?View worksheet
This lesson focuses on using the Combinations with word problems. In the magician's hat, there are 4 rabbits, 5 handkerchiefs and 3 playing cards. If two items are selected randomly without replacement, what is the probability of getting 1 playing card and 1 handkerchief ?View worksheet
Independent Practice 1
Students practice with 20 Combinations problems. The answers can be found below. A bag contains 4 red balls, 6 blue balls and 8 white balls. If two balls are selected one after one and first replaced; What is the probability of drawing...View worksheet
Independent Practice 2
Another 20 Combinations problems. The answers can be found below.View worksheet
Reviews all skills in the unit. A great take home sheet. Also provides a practice problem.View worksheet
10 problems that test Combinations skills.View worksheet
Homework and Quiz Answer Key
Answers for the homework and quiz.View worksheet
Answers for the lesson and practice sheets.View worksheet
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