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Pin Probability

To work out the probability of a drawing pin landing point up students conduct an experiment in which a drawing pin is dropped many times. If the pin lands point up on x occasions out of a total number of N trials, the relative frequency of landing point up is x/N. When an experiment is repeated many times we can use the relative frequency as an estimate of the probability of the event occurring. That's Pin Probability at Patana!

Probability Experiment

 

What is your estimate for the probability of a drawing pin landing point up?

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