Why it's important:
What are the possible outcomes?
Theoretical vs. experimental probability
Twenty counters were put in a bag:
7 green, 6 black, 5 orange, and 2 purple.
You reach into the bag to pull out a colour counter.
In theory, what is the probability of you picking:
a green counter from the bag?
a black counter from the bag?
an orange counter from the bag?
a purple counter from the bag?
What actually happened when you conducted the experiment?
Experimental probability is the result of conducting an experiment or playing a game.