What is probability?
Probability in maths is the area that deals with the chance of something happening.
What words do we use to describe probability?
There are 7 terms we use to describe probability:
Impossible: There is no way this can happen; example - a man growing to be 200 ft tall.
Very unlikely: This will probably not happen but could; example - winning the lottery.
Unlikely: This has more chance of not happening than it does of happening; example - rolling a six on a dice.
Evens: This has two things that could happen that are equally likely; example - tossing a coin and getting a head.
Likely: This has more chance of happening than it does of not happening; example - picking a consonant from the alphabet at random.
Very likely: This will probably happen but might not; example - using your phone today before you go to bed.
Certain: This has to happen; example - rolling a normal dice and getting a number less than 7.
When do I use words to describe probability?
Most probability is described using a number, so you should only use words if the question specifically asks you to.
Let's give it a go.