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# 3 marks 1. Five books on Mathematics and three books on Physics are placed at random on a bookshelf.

What is the probability that books on Mathematics are placed side by side on the bookshelf? ( 1/28 ) 2. There are ten persons who are to be seated around a circular table. Find the probability that two particular persons will always sit together. ( 2/9 ) 3. A bag contains 20 balls marked 1 to 20. One ball is drawn at random from the bag. What is the probability that the ball drawn is marked with a number which is a multiple of 5 or 7? ( 3/10 ) 4. A bag contains 8 red and 10 blue balls. Two balls are drawn at random. What is the probability that one ball is blue and the other is red? ( 80/153 ) 5. In a single throw of two dice, find the probability of getting a total of 9 or 11. ( 1/6 ) 6. An urn contains 3 white and 5 black balls. One ball is drawn. What is the probability that it is black? (5/8) 7. Tickets numbered from 1 to 20 are mixed up together and then a ticket is drawn at random. What is the probability that the ticket has a number which is a multiple of 3 or 7? ( 2/5 ) 8. The probability of x, y and z solving a problem are 1/3 , 2/7 and 3/8 respectively. If all the three try and solve the problem simultaneously, find the probability that only one of them will solve it? ( 25/56 ). 9. Shamal and Manisha appear for an interview for two vacancies. The probability of Shamal's selection is 1/3 and that of Manisha's is 1/5. Find the probability that only one of them will be selected.(2/5) 10. In a single throw of two dice, find the probability of getting a total of at most 9? ( 5/6). 11. Two horses are considered for a race. The probability of selection of the first horse is 1/4 and that of the second is 1/3. What is the probability that i) both of them will be selected. ii) only one of them will be selected iii) none of them will be selected. ( 1/12, 5/12, 1/2 ) 12. A fair die is thrown once. What is the probability that either an even number or a number greater than three will turn up? ( 2/3) 13. Two dice are thrown together. What is the probability that the sum of the numbers on the two faces is neither divisible by 3 nor by 4? ( 4/9 ) 14. Find the probability of drawing a king or club or both from a full pack of cards. ( 4/13) 15. The odds in favour of an event are 3:5. Find the probability of occuerence of this event. (3/8) 16. Find the probability of getting an ace or a spade or both in a single draw from a pair of cards. ( 4/13 ) 17. The probability of an event A occurring is 2/3 and the probability of event B not occurring is 5/9. If the probability of getting success in at least one of the two events is 4/5, what is the probability of success in both the events ?( 14/45 ) 18. The probabilities of A, B and C solving a problem are 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4 respectively. Find the probability that the problem will be solved. ( 3/4 ) 19. A bag contains 19 tickets numbered from 1 to 19. A ticket is drawn, and then another ticket is drawn without replacement. Find the probability that both the tickets will show even numbers. ( 4/19 ) 20. What is the probability that an ordinary year has 53 Mondays? What is probability that a leap year has 53 Mondays? ( 1/7, 2/7 ) 21. Two dice are thrown together. Find the probability of getting a multiple of 3 as the sum.( 1/3 )