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" Probability of an Event is greater, or •lefs, according to the number of Chances by which it may Happen, compared with the number of all the Chances, by which it may either Happen or Fail. Thus, If an Event has 3 Chances to Happen, and "
The Doctrine of Chances: Or, A Method of Calculating the Probability of ... - Page 1
by Abraham de Moivre - 1718 - 175 pages
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Encyclopaedia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 9

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...to each other. The probability of an event is greater or less, according to the number of chance» by which it may happen, compared with the number of all the chances by which it may either happen or fall. M. de Moivre, in a treatise tie Mensura Sortis, has computed the variety of chances in several...
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An essay on the philosophy of Christianity

Caleb Pitt - Christianity - 1824
...rationally to exprefs the degrees of probability or improbability of uncertain exiftence, and is confidered greater or lefs according to the number of chances by which it may happen or fail. We may alfo call chance the meafure of uncertainty, and conceive it fometimes ii 6 On Power....
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The gaming table: its votaries and victims, in all times and countries ...

Andrew Steinmetz - Gambling - 1870
...general reader an idea of its processes and conclusions. The probability of an event is greater or less according to the number of chances by which it may happen, compared with the whole number of chances by which it may either happen or fail. Wherefore, if we constitute a fraction...
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The American Hoyle: Or, Gentleman's Hand-book of Games, Containing All the ...

William Brisbane Dick - Card games - 1894 - 520 pages
...inknown events under known conditions. The probability of an event may be said to be more or less, according to the number of chances by which it may happen, compared with the whole number of chances by which it may either happen or fail. If we, therefore, constitute a fraction,...
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Creative Understanding

Roberto Torretti - Philosophy - 1990 - 369 pages
...that de Moivre places at the beginning of his book: 1. The probability of an Event is greater or less, according to the number of Chances by which it may happen, compared with the whole number of Chances by which it may either happen or fail. 2. Wherefore, if we constitute a Fraction...
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The Medieval Heritage in Early Modern Metaphysics and Modal Theory, 1400–1700

Russell Friedman, L.O. Nielsen - History - 2003 - 346 pages
...of an Event is greater or less, according to the number of chances, by which it may Happen, compar'd with the number of all the chances, by which it may either Happen or Fail.” 46 In order to express a probability by means of this type of a fraction, in which the denominator...
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The Art of Conjecturing, Together with Letter to a Friend on Sets in Court ...

Jacob Bernoulli - Mathematics - 2006 - 430 pages
...of an Event is greater, or less, according to the number of chances by which it may Happen, compar'd with the number of all the chances, by which it may...Fail. Thus, If an Event has 3 Chances to Happen, and 2 to Fail; the Probability of its Happening may be estimated to be 3/5, and the Probability of its...
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