# Probability Word Problems Worksheets

How to Approach Probability Word Problems? Many students find it challenging to solve probability problems, and they often find themselves stuck in the middle of the solution. But we are going to make things easy for you and help you solve such problems with ease and without stress. Three simple steps make probability word problems simple and less of a problem! Step 1: Identification - The first step of approaching a probability problem is to identify the experiment and the events for which you have to find the probability. Step 2: Number of Outcomes - The next step is to find the number of outcomes of the experiment under question. You will have to do this for every event required in step 1. Step 3: Finding Probability - After finding the number of outcomes for all events in the experiment, it is time to find the probability of all events identified in step 1. You can do this by using probability laws.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to break a probability word problem down to the root. Provides a detailed example. What is probability of getting an ace if one card is picked up from a well shuffled pack of 52 cards?

• ### Intermediate Lesson

This lesson focuses deciphering word problems into manageable probabilities problems. Each of the letters HELLO is written on a card. A card is chosen at random from the bag. What is the probability of getting the letter 'L'? Since the card is randomly selected, it means that each card has the same chance of being selected.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Students practice determining the probability with 20 word problems. The answers can be found below. Each of letters in the word MART are on separate cards, face down on the table. If you pick a card at random, what is the probability that the letter will be M or A?

• ### Independent Practice 2

Another 20 probability word problems. The answers can be found below. A jar contains ten blue marbles, five red marbles, and four green marbles and you pick one without looking. What is the probability that the marble will be either red or green?

• ### Homework Worksheet

Reviews all skills in the unit. A great take home sheet. Also provides a practice problem. Each of the letters HELLO is written on a card. A card is chosen at random from the bag. What is the probability of getting the letter āLā? Since the card is randomly selected, it means that each card has the same chance of being selected.

• ### Skill Quiz

10 problems that test probability word problem skills. Each of the letters in the word LOTTERY are on separate cards, face down on the table. If you pick a card at random, what is probability that its letter will be R or O?

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.