What does a probability of zero mean? When people use it in everyday conversations, a statement like “the probability of something is zero” usually implies that that something isn’t going to happen. Or that it is impossible to happen. Or that it will never happen.
There’s zero chance I’m passing this exam!
Is this true? Can we really say that zero probability events are impossible to occur? I’m going to show you that this is, in fact, false. You will see zero probability events are more than possible: they happen all the time.