The difference between empirical and theoretical probability is that when calculating empirical probability, the outcome is usually based on data that has been collected from experiments and direct observation. On the other hand, theoretical probability depends on the chance of something happening against other possible things that could happen.

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Theoretical and empirical probabilities are different in that when calculating empirical probability, the outcome is based on and data collection from experimentation and direct observation. Theoretical probability pits the chance of something happening against the other possible things that can happen.

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