Applied Mathematics

Probability Theory

How are the terms outcome, sample space, and event related?

These terms are definitely related: The outcome is the result of an experiment or other type of situation involving uncertainty; and the set of all possible outcomes is a sample space. Just as important are events, which are collections of the outcomes of an experiment, or any subset of the sample space. If there is only one single outcome in the sample space, it is called an elementary or simple event; events with more than one outcome are called compound events.


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