# [solved] probability

• February 22nd 2009, 05:10 PM
soccerchic96
[solved] probability
IF you know the odds in favor of and event, explain how to find the probability that the event will occur.
• February 22nd 2009, 10:35 PM
If the odds are $m:n$ in favour of an event, then the probability that the event will occur is $\frac{m}{m+n}$. For example, if the odds are 2 to 1 in favour of an event, then the probability that it occurs is $\frac{2}{3}$, and the probability that it doesn't is $\frac{1}{3}$.