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A problem is given to three students whose chances of solving it are 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4 respectively. What is the probability that the problem will be solved?

A) 1/4 B) 1/2
C) 3/4 D) 7/12

Answer:   C) 3/4



Explanation:

Let A, B, C be the respective events of solving the problem and  be the respective events of not solving the problem. Then A, B, C are independent events

 are independent events

Now,  P(A) = 1/2 , P(B) = 1/3 and P(C)=1/4

 P( none  solves the problem) = P(not A) and (not B) and (not C)

                  = 

                  =                                                =  

                  = 

Hence, P(the problem will be solved) = 1 - P(none solves the problem)

                = 

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A fair six-sided die is rolled twice. What is the probability of getting 4 on the first roll and not getting 6 on the second roll ?

A) 1/36 B) 5/36
C) 1/12 D) 1/9
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 5/36

Explanation:

The two events mentioned are independent.

The first roll of the die is independent of the second roll. Therefore the probabilities can be directly multiplied.

P(getting first 4) = 1/6

P(no second 6) = 5/6

Therefore P(getting first 4 and no second 6) = 1/6 x 5/6 = 5/36

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Let K and L be events on the same sample space, with P (K) = 0.8 and P (B) = 0.6. Are these two events are disjoint ?

A) TRUE B) FALSE
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) FALSE

Explanation:

These two events cannot be disjoint because P(K) + P(L) > 1.


P(AꓴB) = P(A) + P(B) - P(AꓵB).


An event is disjoint if P(A ꓵ B) = 0. If K and L are disjoint P(K ꓴ L) = 0.8 + 0.6 = 1.4


And Since probability cannot be greater than 1, these two mentioned events cannot be disjoint.

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What is the probability that a leap year has 53 Saturdays and 52 Sundays ?

A) 1/7 B) 2/7
C) 1/2 D) 3/2
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 1/7

Explanation:

A leap year has 52 weeks and two days
Total number of cases = 7
Number of favourable cases = 1
i.e., {Friday, Saturday}

Required Probability = 1/7

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Out of first 20 natural numbers, one number is selected at random. The probability that it is either an even number or a prime number is  ?

A) 16/19 B) 1
C) 3/2 D) 17/20
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 17/20

Explanation:

n(S) = 20
n(Even no) = 10 = n(E)
n(Prime no) = 8 = n(P)
P(E U P) = 10/20 + 8/20 - 1/20 = 17/20

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The probability that a number selected at random from the first 100 natural numbers is a composite number is  ?

A) 3/2 B) 2/3
C) 1/2 D) 34/7
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 3/2

Explanation:

The number of exhaustive events = 100 C₁ = 100.

We have 25 primes from 1 to 100.

Number of favourable cases are 75.

Required probability = 75/50 = 3/2.

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