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The first day of Data Management was really harsh...
Iam now confused with several key terms in the probability unit

What is the difference between 'outcome', 'result' and 'event'??

can anybody clarify my understanding? Please!
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An event is basically a possible result of an experiment. Example: Rolling a die (experiment) and having its face show a 5 (event).

An outcome is simply a synonym for result. It is the event that actually resulted from the experiment.

Yes, the terms are very similar, but you'll know when to use the terms soon enough. Let's say three events are possible; tomorrow it rains, it shines or it fogs. All of these are events. Turns out tomorrow is a sunny day, and so shine is the outcome.
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@superstar2011 wrote
An event is basically a possible result of an experiment. Example: Rolling a die (experiment) and having its face show a 5 (event).

An outcome is simply a synonym for result. It is the event that actually resulted from the experiment.

Yes, the terms are very similar, but you'll know when to use the terms soon enough. Let's say three events are possible; tomorrow it rains, it shines or it fogs. All of these are events. Turns out tomorrow is a sunny day, and so shine is the outcome.



Thank you so much!!
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@Fma wrote

@superstar2011 wrote
An event is basically a possible result of an experiment. Example: Rolling a die (experiment) and having its face show a 5 (event).

An outcome is simply a synonym for result. It is the event that actually resulted from the experiment.

Yes, the terms are very similar, but you'll know when to use the terms soon enough. Let's say three events are possible; tomorrow it rains, it shines or it fogs. All of these are events. Turns out tomorrow is a sunny day, and so shine is the outcome.



Thank you so much!!


You're very welcome. I'll take any further questions regarding the subject.
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