Favorable Outcome Definition:

the outcome that you are looking for in an experiment

Favorable Outcome for one coin flip:

Our event is the coin toss
We have 2 possible outcomes, heads or tails
Heads Tails

Suppose your looking for heads as a favorable outcome, you would have 1 favorable outcome

Probability formula for flipping a head:

Probability of flipping a head  =  Favorable Outcomes
  Total Possible Outcomes

Favorable outcomes = 1 head, total possible outcomes = 1 head + 1 tail = 2
Probability of flipping a head  =  1

Favorable Outcome for a cube/die roll:

Suppose we have a fair cube/die with 6 sides.
Our event is the cube/die roll.

We have 6 possible outcomes, {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}.
1 2 3 4 5 6

What are the favorable outcomes for rolling an even number?
2 4 6

In this case, we have 3 favorable outcomes.

Probability formula with favorable outcomes:

Probability of rolling an even  =  Favorable Outcomes
  Total Possible Outcomes

Favorable outcomes = 3 evens (2, 4, 6}, total possible outcomes = 6 sides
Probability of rolling an even  =  3

We can simplify this fraction by dividing top and bottom by 3:

Probability of rolling an even  =  1

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What 1 formula is used for the Favorable Outcome Calculator?

Favorable Outcomes/Total Possible Outcomes

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What 5 concepts are covered in the Favorable Outcome Calculator?

a set of outcomes of an experiment to which a probability is assigned.
In statistics, a controlled and repeatable process
favorable outcome
the outcome that you are looking for in an experiment
a possible result of an experiment or trial
the likelihood of an event happening. This value is always between 0 and 1.
P(Event Happening) = Number of Ways the Even Can Happen / Total Number of Outcomes

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