Probability As A Measure Of Likelihood

Struck by Lightning

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Struck by Lightning

Use the Likelihood Line interactive to help you think about likelihood.

  • Where on the line would you place the likelihood of your house being struck by lightning? Put a mark at that point.
  • Can you think of an event that is impossible—that cannot happen? Write an example of one.
  • Can you think of an event that is certain? Write an example.
  • Are there events you can think of that are equally likely to happen as to not happen? Write an example.

INTERACTIVE: Likelihood Line