# Estimating Probabilities/2. The Empirical Probability

i reckon it s very much worthy to emphasis that the question is for empirical probability.
The probability term generally refers to the theoretical probability which gives you a different result:
in the question 'We rolled a regular six-sided die 200 times and We got a six 28 times. Calculate the probability of getting a 6 when rolling a six-sided die. ’

the answer is 1/6. because 6 represented once among the set of numbers.
if you find the empirical probability proportionally different from probability then you see the dice is tempered.

in the question it is not distinguished and that may mislead the unprepared reader.

this concept has a lot of importance in many indirect science fields, like quantum physics, where we cant study underlying mechanisms directly. then we make a theory, we calculate an probability of the outcome, make an experiment or observation then compare the two probabilities. if they match we believe the theory was a good enough approximation. if not we scratch our head and modify theory.

thank,
peter

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Hi @sqpeter,

Thank you so much! I will inform the content team about it so that they can improve it in the next update for that course.

Best,
Sahil

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