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Simple Probability

In this worksheet, students work out the probability of an event happening.

'Simple Probability' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Probability

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Probabilities are written as FRACTIONS.

 

On the top of the fraction, we put the number of ways there are of your event happening.

On the bottom of the fraction, we put the total number of possible outcomes.

Reduce the fraction if you can.

 

Example

There are 3 red balls and 5 blue balls in a bag.

What is the probability of choosing a red ball?

 

Answer

 

On the top of the fraction, we put the number of ways there are of your event happening.  This will be the number of red balls (i.e. 3)

On the bottom of the fraction, we put the total number of possible outcomes.  This will be the total number of balls (3 + 5 = 8)

 

The probability is 3/8

 

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