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*probability*## EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

The probability an interval had zero signals was the probability that the first source didn’t emit a signal, 1−p, times the probability the second source didn’t emit a signal, 1−q.

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In fact, for cancer, historically, the probability of success is about 5 percent.

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Physicists have algorithms to compute the probabilities of no-loop and one-loop scenarios, but many two-loop collisions bring computers to their knees.

THE MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURE OF PARTICLE COLLISIONS COMES INTO VIEWCHARLIE WOODAUGUST 20, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE

Simply put, in-market audiences are potential leads that have a high probability of conversion.

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When you were told that your opponent would “play rock or paper with equal probability,” most solvers assumed that meant both probabilities were 50 percent, rather than being equal but less than 50 percent.

CAN YOU REACH THE BEACH?ZACH WISSNER-GROSSAUGUST 7, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT

The Boston Red Sox, for all their problems, picked up 30 points of playoff probability under the new system.

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Alternatively, you could have added up the probabilities of getting between zero and 95 hits, and then subtracted this from 1.

ARE YOU A PINBALL WIZARD?ZACH WISSNER-GROSSJULY 24, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT

What they found is that if the probability of extreme returns for a small number of strategies is high, there are statistical techniques that could help estimate the risk that the AI will choose an unethical one.

For complex computations, a small probability for error can quickly generate a nonsense answer.

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The best you can do is sort of attach some probabilities for what might happen next.

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## WORDS RELATED TO PROBABILITY

- achievability
- action
- attainableness
- break
- circumstance
- contingency
- fair shake
- fifty-fifty
- fling
- fluke
- fortuity
- happening
- hazard
- hope
- incident
- instance
- liability
- likeliness
- occasion
- occurrence
- odds
- opportunity
- outside chance
- plausibility
- play
- potentiality
- practicability
- prayer
- probability
- prospect
- risk
- shot
- stab
- toss-up
- workableness

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