## Jane Peterson has taken Amtrak to travel from New York to Washington, DC, on ten occasions, of which eight times the train was late. Therefo

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Jane Peterson has taken Amtrak to travel from New York to Washington, DC, on ten occasions, of which eight times the train was late. Therefore, Jane tells her friends that the probability that this train will arrive on time is 0.20. Would you label this probability as empirical or classical?

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Empirical Probability

Step-by-step explanation:

Jane has taken the train 10 times out of which the train came early 2 times. This gives us that:

Pr(train being early)=2/10=0.2

This is a result from an experiment carried out by Jane and is therefore an Experimental/Empirical Probability.

The empirical probability of an event is the ratio of the number of outcomes in which a specified event occurs to the total number of trials in an actual experiment.

Classical probability is a simple form of probability that has equal odds of something happening. Examples are Rolling a fair die, Tossing an Unbiased Coin etc.