# law of large numbers

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## law of large numbers

[′lȯ əv ¦lärj ′nəm·bərz] (statistics)

The law that if, in a collection of independent identical experiments,

*N*(*B*) represents the number of occurrences of an event*B*in*n*trials, and*p*is the probability that*B*occurs at any given trial, then for large enough*n*it is unlikely that*N*(*B*)/*n*differs from*p*by very much. Also known as Bernoulli theorem.Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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