Has someone ever said to you “The odds of that happening are …?” The chances are the person saying this may not know what they are actually saying. Are they referring to the odds in favor or the odds against something happening? Are they really talking about the odds or are they talking about the probability or something completely different? Join Mr. D as he guides you through what “the odds” actually means and how to use them in a conversation. Find out how the odds are different from probability and how you can determine the probability by knowing the odds. Probability has become a popular new kind of question on the SAT and ACT. The more you know about how the odds and probability works, the better. You may be surprised to find you have been saying “the odds are …” when you meant something totally different!
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