# Thread: Simple probability (sample space) - blur 3

1. ## Simple probability (sample space) - blur 3

Question:

Determine the sample space, S of the following experiment in set notation s.

(a) choosing a perfect square from 30 to 40 exclusive
Ans given : {31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39}

but my ans is : {36}

any one can help me on this simple problem

2. Originally Posted by nikk
Question:

Determine the sample space, S of the following experiment in set notation s.

(a) choosing a perfect square from 30 to 40 exclusive
Ans given : {31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39}

but my ans is : {36}

any one can help me on this simple problem
The experiment is choose a number from 30 to 40 exclusive, a success is choosing a perfect square. (the question is poorly worded).

RonL

3. Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
The experiment is choose a number from 30 to 40 exclusive, a success is choosing a perfect square. (the question is poorly worded).

RonL
do u think my ans is correct sir

4. Originally Posted by nikk
do u think my ans is correct sir
No.

Definition: The sample space is the set of all possible outcomes of an experiment.

Now look again at the reply given by CaptainB .....

5. Originally Posted by mr fantastic
No.

Definition: The sample space is the set of all possible outcomes of an experiment.

Now look again at the reply given by CaptainB .....
So it mean the my ans {36} is one of the element inside sample space, S

{31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39}.

6. Originally Posted by nikk
So it mean the my ans {36} is one of the element inside sample space, S

{31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39}.
No 36 is an element of the sample space {36} is a subset of the sample space consisting of the set with the one element "36".

RonL