Worksheet: Using Words to Describe Probability

In this worksheet, we will practice describing probability using words like “certain,” “likely,” “equally likely,” “unlikely,” and “impossible.”

Q1:

If the spinner is spun once, determine whether it is certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that the pointer stops on a number that is a multiple of 3.

  • Acertain
  • Blikely
  • Cimpossible
  • Dunlikely

Q2:

Which outcome is least likely when spinning the arrow on this spinner?

  • A 𝑅
  • B 𝑃
  • C 𝑆
  • D 𝑄

Q3:

If this spinner is spun once, is it certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that the pointer stops on the number 5 or 6?

  • Alikely
  • Bcertain
  • Cimpossible
  • Dunlikely

Q4:

If this spinner is spun, which of the following describe the probability that the pointer lands on blue?

  • Aunlikely
  • Bcertain
  • Cimpossible
  • Dequally likely for it to happen or not happen
  • Elikely

Q5:

Is it more likely, equally likely, or less likely that this spinner lands on red rather than green?

  • Aless likely
  • Bmore likely
  • Cequally likely

Q6:

If the spinner is spun once, is it certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that the spinner lands on the number 6?

  • Acertain
  • Bimpossible
  • Cunlikely
  • Dlikely

Q7:

If the spinner is spun once, determine whether it is certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that the pointer stops on a number that is a multiple of 2.

  • Acertain
  • Blikely
  • Cimpossible
  • Dunlikely

Q8:

If the spinner is spun once, determine whether it is certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that the pointer stops on a number that is a multiple of 1.

  • Aunlikely
  • Blikely
  • Cimpossible
  • Dcertain

Q9:

If the spinner is spun once, determine whether it is certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that the pointer stops on a number that is a multiple of 8.

  • Aunlikely
  • Blikely
  • Ccertain
  • Dimpossible

Q10:

Which outcome is least likely when spinning the arrow on this spinner?

  • A 𝑃
  • B 𝑄
  • C 𝑆
  • D 𝑅

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