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# What is the probability that it is either a heart card or diamond card, when a card is drawn from a well shuffled standard pack of 52 playing cards?

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

Explanation:

P(heart cards)=13/52

P(diamond cards)=13/52

P(heart or diamond)=13/52+13/52=1/2

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In a purse there are 30 coins, twenty one-rupee and remaining 50-paise coins. Eleven coins are picked simultaneously at random and are placed in a box. If a coin is now picked from the box, find the probability of it being a rupee coin?

 A) 4/7 B) 2/3 C) 1/2 D) 5/6

Explanation:

Total coins 30

In that,

1 rupee coins 20

50 paise coins 10

Probability of total 1 rupee coins =  20C11

Probability that 11 coins are picked = 30C11

Required probability of a coin now picked from the box is 1 rupee = 20C11/30C11 = 2/3.

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In a box, there are 9 blue, 6 white and some black stones. A stone is randomly selected and the probability that the stone is black is ¼. Find the total number of stones in the box?

 A) 15 B) 18 C) 20 D) 24

Explanation:

We know that, Total probability = 1

Given probability of black stones = 1/4

=> Probability of blue and white stones = 1 - 1/4 = 3/4

But, given blue + white stones =  9 + 6 = 15

Hence,

3/4 ----- 15

1   -----  ?

=> 15 x 4/3 = 20.

Hence, total number of stones in the box = 20.

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Q:

What is the probability of an impossible event?

 A) 0 B) -1 C) 0.1 D) 1

Explanation:

The probability of an impossible event is 0.

The event is known ahead of time to be not possible, therefore by definition in mathematics, the probability is defined to be 0 which means it can never happen.

The probability of a certain event is 1.

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In a box, there are four marbles of white color and five marbles of black color. Two marbles are chosen randomly. What is the probability that both are of the same color?

 A) 2/9 B) 5/9 C) 4/9 D) 0

Explanation:

Number of white marbles = 4

Number of Black marbles = 5

Total number of marbles = 9

Number of ways, two marbles picked randomly = 9C2

Now, the required probability of picked marbles are to be of same color = 4C2/9C2  +  5C2/9C2

= 1/6 + 5/18

= 4/9.

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A bag contains 3 red balls, 5 yellow balls and 7 pink balls. If one ball is drawn at random from the bag, what is the probability that it is either pink or red?

 A) 2/3 B) 1/8 C) 3/8 D) 3/4

Explanation:

Given number of balls = 3 + 5 + 7 = 15

One ball is drawn randomly = 15C1

probability that it is either pink or red =

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Q:

Two letters are randomly chosen from the word TIME. Find the probability that the letters are T and M?

 A) 1/4 B) 1/6 C) 1/8 D) 4

Explanation:

Required probability is given by P(E) =

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14 persons are seated around a circular table. Find the probability that 3 particular persons always seated together.

 A) 11/379 B) 21/628 C) 24/625 D) 26/247

Explanation:

Total no of ways = (14 – 1)! = 13!

Number of favorable ways = (12 – 1)! = 11!

So, required probability = $11!×3!13!$ = $39916800×66227020800$ = $24625$

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Two dice are rolled simultaneously. Find the probability of getting the sum of numbers on the on the two faces divisible by 3 or 4?

 A) 3/7 B) 7/11 C) 5/9 D) 6/13

Explanation:

Here n(S) = 6 x 6 = 36

E={(1,2),(1,5),(2,1),(2,4),(3,3),(3,6),(4,2),(4,5),(5,1),(5,4),(6,3) ,(6,6),(1,3),(2,2),(2,6),(3,1),(3,5), (4,4),(5,3),(6,2)}

=> n(E)=20

Required Probability n(P) = n(E)/n(S) = 20/36 = 5/9.