Grade 8 | Unit 8.3 | Page 15
So what have I learnt from this exercise? It’s shown
me that my chances of winning in a game of dice or
cards or playing the Lotto are very small!
So, we’ve learned the following:
1. that the outcome of a game of chance cannot be
known beforehand – not by anybody;
2. that each throw of the dice or combination of Lotto
numbers is independent of what went before; and
3. that even though you aren’t able to predict the
actual outcome, you are able to calculate the
probability of particular outcomes. In games of
chance, the probabilities of winning are low!