| 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... | |
| 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.... | |
| 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... | |
| 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,... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| Jacob Bernoulli, Edith Dudley Sylla - 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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