# What is the difference between an outcome and an event?

**Solution:**

Outcome and Event are both terms of Probability that will be discussed here.

Probability can be defined as the ratio of the number of favorable outcomes to the total number of outcomes of an event.

A trial with a clearly defined outcome is an event. The total number of outcomes of a random experiment is called an event.

Outcomes are the result of a trial. All possible results of an event are known as the outcome of that event.

Let's take an example to understand this.

Example: Probability of getting the desired number by rolling a die

Here the event is rolling a die.

The outcome is all the possible results of this event that is, {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}.

The probability of getting the desired number while rolling a die is,

Probability of the event = Number of a favorable outcome to get the desired number / Total number of possible outcomes

We can use Cuemath's online event probability calculator to calculate the probability of a given event.

Thus, we have understood the difference between an outcome and an event.

## What is the difference between an outcome and an event?

**Summary:**

The difference between an outcome and an event is - an event is the total number of outcomes whereas an outcome is the result of an event.

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