# Ex.5.3 Q2 Data Handling Solutions - NCERT Maths Class 8

## Question

When a die is thrown, list the outcomes of an event of getting:

(i) (a) a prime number

(b) not a prime number

(ii) (a) a number greater than \(5\)

(b) a number not greater than \(5\)

## Text Solution

**What is known?**

A situation in which a die is thrown.

When a dice is thrown,the possible outcomes are \(1,2,3,4,5\) and \(6.\)

**What is unknown?**

Outcomes of the situation under given conditions.

**Reasoning:**

All the possibilities of an event are known as its outcomes.

**Steps:**

(i)

(a) Outcomes of event of getting a prime number are \(2, 3\) and \(5.\)

(b) Outcomes of event of not getting a prime number are \(1, 4 \) and \(6.\)

(ii)

(a) Outcomes of event of getting a number greater than \(5\) is \(6.\)

(b) Outcomes of event of not getting a number greater than \(5\) are \(1, 2, 3, 4\) and \(5.\)