We often make judgments as to whether an event will take place, and use words to describe how probable that event is. For example, we might say that it is likely that the sun will come up tomorrow, or that it is impossible to find somebody who is more than 3m tall.
Maths uses numbers to describe probabilities. Probabilities can be written as fractions, decimals or percentages. You can also use a probability scale, starting at 0 (impossible) and ending at 1 (certain).
Here are some events placed on the probability scale.
Now try to order the probabilities in the activity below.
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