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# Basic Terminology

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## Abstract

The concepts of random experiment, outcomes, sample space and events are introduced, and basic combinatorics (variations, permutations, combinations) is reviewed, leading to the exposition of fundamental properties of probability. A discussion of conditional probability is offered, followed by the definition of the independence of events and the derivation of the total probability and Bayes formulas.

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Conditional Probability Sample Space Elementary Event Blood Type Compound Event
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