# Thread: [solved] probability

1. ## [solved] probability

IF you know the odds in favor of and event, explain how to find the probability that the event will occur.

2. ## Probability

Hello soccerchic96
Originally Posted by soccerchic96
IF you know the odds in favor of and event, explain how to find the probability that the event will occur.
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 $\frac{1}{3}$.