"What does 4 to 1 odds mean?" Here we will tell you what 4 to 1 odds mean, what 4 to 1 probability means, and show you what a 4 to 1 odds payout would be.

**4 to 1 odds**

This means that out of 5 possible outcomes, odds are that there will be 4 of one kind of outcome and 1 of another kind of outcome.

For every 5, odds are that 4 will be a particular event and 1 will be another event.

**4 to 1 probability**

There is a 80.00 percent probability of a particular outcome and 20.00 percent probability of another outcome.

**4 to 1 odds payout**

If you bet 1 on a game with 4 to 1 odds and you win, your total payout will be 5.00 which is your bet plus 4.00 profit.

**Odds vs. Probability**

Note that odds and probability are not the same. Odds compare one event to another event, whereas probability compares one event to both possible events. Thus, when the odds are 4 to 1, the fraction for the Odds is 4/1, but the fraction to calculate the probability is 4/5.

**Formulas and calculations used for 4 to 1 odds where A=4 and B=1**

**Odds**

A / B =

4 / 1 =

4/1

**Probability**

A / (A + B) =

4 / (4 + 1) =

4/5 = 80.00%

**Payout**

((Bet*A)/B)) + Bet =

((1*4)/1)) + 1 =

5.00

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