## Course overview

In this course, you’ll learn the difference between theoretical and experimental probability, and you’ll calculate the probabilities for a variety of different events. You’ll also learn the number of permutations and combinations possible in experiment outcomes.

You’ll apply this knowledge in a guided project to build the logic for a mobile app that estimates lottery odds.

Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll practice and get feedback directly in the browser.

## Key skills

- Estimating theoretical and empirical probabilities
- Understanding the fundamental rules of probability
- Calculating combinations and permutations

## Course outline

### Introduction to Probability in R [5 lessons]

### Estimating Probabilities 1h

Lesson Objectives- Define random experiments
- Estimate theoretical probabilities
- Estimate empirical probabilities

### Probability Rules 1h

Lesson Objectives- Employ set notation
- Read Venn diagrams
- Define unions, intersections, and complements
- Define the addition rule to calculate probabilities

### Probabilities of Multiple Random Experiments 1h

Lesson Objectives- Define the multiplication rule of probability
- Identify independent and dependent events
- Employ complements to solve problems

### Permutations and Combinations 1h

Lesson Objectives- Define the Rule of Product
- Define permutations
- Define combinations

### Guided Project: Mobile App for Lottery Addiction 1h

Lesson Objectives- Expand your portfolio with a guided probability project
- Add business value using probability and combinatorics

## Projects in this course

### Guided Project: Mobile App for Lottery Addiction

For this project, you’ll take on the role of a data analyst at a medical institute, using probability and combinatorics in R to develop a mobile app that helps lottery addicts better estimate their chances of winning.

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