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It's an idiom meaning "what is the probability .."

"Chances" do have magnitude, though. These sentences are possible, for me:

It's an idiom meaning "what is the probability .."

How large a chance of being accepted do I have?

If you want a mathematical reply (for example "you have a 20% chance of gaining admission) then it is better to ask more specifically, e.g.Thanks Biffo

Could anybody explain why we must use what instead of how much/many?

I thought that because I wanted to know the amount or extent of my chance I should have used how many/much.

Yasher - Perhaps you could be more specific about what kind of answer you would hope to receive as a result of asking someone about 'the chance(s)':

Do you want the person to say

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