# Quick Answer: What does it mean to predict an outcome?

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1. Predicting Outcomes • Definition: Predicting outcomes is the ability to predict what will happen next based on two things: 1. Clues given in the picture or story 2.

## What does predict the outcome mean?

verb. If you predict an event, you say that it will happen.

## How can you predict outcomes accurately?

Outcomes can be predicted mathematically using statistics or probability. To determine the probability of an event occurring, take the number of the desired outcome, and divide it by the possible number of outcomes. With statistics, an outcome is predicted based on recorded behavior.

## What does it mean when you predict?

Predict, prophesy, foresee, forecast mean to know or tell (usually correctly) beforehand what will happen.

## What are examples of predictions?

Some examples of real world predictions are:

• It is raining and the sun is out one could predict there may be a rainbow.
• A college student is studying hard for their final exam really one might predict they will get an A on it.
• A child has a fever and a sore throat, one might predict the child has strep throat.

## How do you predict what will happen in a story?

A prediction in reading is thinking about a story and guessing what will happen next. Remember to use story details or clues plus your own knowledge to make the best predictions about what will happen next in a book. Things like a book’s title, pictures, and a synopsis (description) can help you make predictions.

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## What is the purpose of prediction comprehension?

Predicting. This strategy involves the ability of readers to get meaning from a text by making informed predictions. Good readers use predicting as a way to connect their existing knowledge to new information from a text to get meaning from what they read.