Look through the following pages for information on probability: |

Hazards are only a problem if they have a chance of happening. Mathematicians call the chance of a particular event happening its probability. |

How to work out the probability of an event when you know the possible outcomes. |

Putting numbers to chance. |

A simple way of showing if an event is likely to happen or not. |

Insurance companies look at records over many years to work out the probability of accidents happening. |

Often, events are made up from more than one action. Work out the probabilities if two events are considered. Find out how the theoretical probabilities can be different to what is seen in reality in a dice-rolling simulation. |

What is the probability of winning the lottery jackpot. This is an example of a chain of events with one very favourable outcome. |