Table of Contents

- 1 What is the probability the spinner will land on a different color for each spin?
- 2 What is the probability of the spinner landing on?
- 3 What is the probability of spinning and landing on green?
- 4 What is the probability of a spinner landing on 1 or 3?
- 5 How often does a spinner land on a number?
- 6 Which is more likely to spin a 2 or a 3?

## What is the probability the spinner will land on a different color for each spin?

Number of Spins Assume that the areas of each sector of the spinner are the same. What is the theoretical probability of the spinner landing on each color? Since there is only one sector in each color (red, blue, and yellow), the probability of the spinner landing on each color is 1 over 3 1 3 .

## What is the probability of the spinner landing on?

one fourth

The probability of landing on each color of the spinner is always one fourth. In Experiment 2, the probability of rolling each number on the die is always one sixth. In both of these experiments, the outcomes are equally likely to occur.

**On which color is the spinner more likely to land?**

It’s impossible for the spinner to land on red. It’s equally likely for the spinner to land on green or white. It’s unlikely for the spinner to land on yellow. It’s most likely the spinner will land on blue.

**What is the probability of the spinner landing on 1 or 3?**

The probability of spinning a 1 or a 3 is 2 / 5 .

### What is the probability of spinning and landing on green?

The chances of spinning blue on Glenda’s spinner are 50%, the chances of spinning red are 20%, and the chances of spinning green are 30%.

### What is the probability of a spinner landing on 1 or 3?

**How likely is it to land on the number 1?**

-Arrow lands on a section labeled with the number 1: Count how many 1’s are on the spinner. There are four 1’s on the spinner, and there are 8 numbers total on the spinner. So, the probability of the arrow landing on a 1 is 4/8, which can be simplified to 1/2 (50%).

**What is the probability of a spinner landing on a number?**

There are 3 ones on the spinner. The probability of spinning a ‘1’ is 3 / 8 . The spinner will land on a ‘1’ three times out of every eight. The probability of the spinner landing on a number is equal to the fraction of the spinner that this number occupies.

## How often does a spinner land on a number?

There are 8 numbers in total on the spinner. There are 3 ones on the spinner. The probability of spinning a ‘1’ is 3 / 8 . The spinner will land on a ‘1’ three times out of every eight. The probability of the spinner landing on a number is equal to the fraction of the spinner that this number occupies.

## Which is more likely to spin a 2 or a 3?

Spinning a 2 and spinning a 3 are equally likely on this spinner because there is the same probability of each outcome occurring. The probability of spinning a 5 is 1 / 8 . We have filled our sample space with the probabilities of spinning each outcome. We can check that our fractions all add up to 8 / 8 or one whole.

**Why is spinning a 1 the most likely outcome?**

We can see that spinning a 1 is the most likely outcome because it has the biggest probability of occurring. When teaching probability, a common misconception is that if something is the most likely then we will expect it to occur most of the time.