# How do you find a sample space?

May 27, 2015

The sample space is the set of all possible outcomes of an experiment. Therefore, the sample space can be found by listing all possible outcomes.

Example: The experiment consists of flipping two coins. The possible outcomes will be all the pairs head-tail, head-head, tail-tail etc. Let's denote ~head~ by $H$ and ~tail~ by T.

So, our sample space will be the set { HH, TT, HT, TH }.