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A spinner is divided into 4 equal sections numbered 1 to 4. The theoretical probability of the spinn

A spinner is divided into 4 equal sections numbered 1 to 4. The theoretical probability of the spinner stopping on 3 is 25%. Which of the following is most likely the number of 3s spun in 10,000 spins?
We want Expected Value of s spins. Set up the expected value formula for any number 1-4
E(s) = 0.25 * n where n is the number of spins.
Using s = 3, n = 10,000, we have:
E(10,000) = 0.25 * 10,000
E(10,000) = [B]2,500[/B]

Percent Error

Percentage error is the difference between an experimental measured value and a theoretical actual value