Mathematics can be applied to many daily life situations. In fact, math can be seen in nearly every aspect of life in some form or another. The trick of the matter is, is that most people are not aware of the fact that basic math skills can be used anytime and anywhere. For instance, the mathematical usage of probability can aid people in smart decision making, and can help people understand their odds. Statistically, probability refers to the relative possibility that an event will occur, as expressed by the ratio of the number of actual occurrences to the total number of possible occurrences (SOURCE). A rather obvious activity where probability applies is to is gambling. Casino games, such as Texas Hold Em’, can be played with an educated mind at hand. Knowing your odds of winning and the chances of winning money is valuable and should be available in peoples realm of knowledge. Similarly, Lotto 649 can be gambled on. If one has statistical probability enrichment at hand, however, then one can make quick intelligent choices and decisions. Probability 101 will educate, advise, and provide an insight into probability beneficiaries which can be applied to regular life situations, such as gambling, which will ultimately enrich one’s understanding of odds, and therefore, aid in making smart choices.

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French Society in the 1650’s
! Gambling was popular
and fashionable
! Not restricted by law
! As the games became
more complicated and
the stakes became
larger there was a
need for mathematical
methods for computing
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q The numerical probability of a failure
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n The number of trials
X The number of successes
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