In an experiment, it's good to know your sample space. The sample space is the set of all possible outcomes of an experiment. Watch this tutorial to get a look at the sample space of an experiment!

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Definition

Sample space

Experiment

Outcome

Outcomes

Possible outcomes

Possibility

Possibilities

Set

Set of outcomes

Further Exploration

Represent sample spaces for compound events using methods such as organized lists, tables and tree diagrams. For an event described in everyday language (e.g., 'rolling double sixes'), identify the outcomes in the sample space which compose the event.

When you're trying to figure out all the possibilities from different options, it can be helpful to make a tree diagram. In this tutorial, you'll see how to use a tree diagram to figure out how many different outfits can be created from the possible shirts, bottoms, and shoes given. Check it out!