Calculate the empirical probability after five persons

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Prompt

Design an experiment to determine the empirical probability that a person will randomly select a can of Coke when given a cooler with equal numbers of cans of both Coke and Pepsi. (NOTE: each person considerately replaces the can after they have selected it, so the total number of cans will stay the same throughout the experiment.)

  1. Calculate the empirical probability after five persons.
  2. Calculate the empirical probability after ten persons.
  3. What is the theoretical probability that a person selected at random would select the Coke?
  4. Analyze: How does the empirical probability in your experiment compare to the theoretical probability of selecting the Coke? Why are the probabilities not the same?

Post your calculations and respond with your analysis. Read two other posts and comment.

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