Unit 5, Lesson 8# The Difference Between Theoretical Probabilities and Estimated Probabilities

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Given theoretical probabilities based on a chance experiment, students describe what they expect to see when they observe many outcomes of the experiment. Students understand that probabilities can be estimated based on observing outcomes of a chance experiment. This example then sets up the situation of estimating these same probabilities using relative frequencies.