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A box contains 2 red, 3 black and 4 blue balls. 3 balls A bag contains 5 white balls, 3 black balls and 4 red

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Answer Wiki they are not of same colour?

Non combinations approach- balls are drawn at random. What is the probability that

both are of the same color?

First consider the probability of drawing a red ball at the first draw, a black at the second

and a blue at the third. The first probability is 2/9, the second, conditional on the first is A basket contains 3 blue, 5 black and 3 red balls. If 3

3/8 and the third conditional on the other two is 4/7. The product is (2*3*4)/(9*8*7). It is balls are drawn at random what is the probability that

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easy to see that any other order is equally likely (the only difference is the order of the

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A box contains 2 red, 3 black and 4 blue balls. 3 balls

Let us assume that all balls are unique. are randomly drawn from the box. If two balls are

There are a total of 9 balls. found to be different, what is the p...

Total ways = 3 balls can be chosen in 9C3 ways = 9(6!3!) = 9*8*7/3*2*1 = 84 A bag contains 5 white and 3 black balls, and two

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Favorable ways = 1 Red ball, 1 Black ball, and 1 Blue Ball = 2*3*4 = 24

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Answered Jul 16 2015 A box contains 5 red, 4 white, 3 blue balls. with

replacement, Find the probability that out of 6 balls 3

2/7 are red, 2 are white, 1 is blue?

Let us assume that all balls are unique. many ways can 3 balls be drawn, if at least one black

ball is to be included in the draw?

There are a total of 9 balls.

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Total ways = 3 balls can be chosen in 9C3 ways = 9!/(6!3!) = 9*8*7/3*2*1 = 84

Favorable ways = 1 Red ball, 1 Black ball, and 1 Blue Ball = 2*3*4 = 24

Required probability = Favorable ways / Total ways = 24/84 = 2/7

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random, what is the probability that both are not red?

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Answered Mar 6 2016

Here Total outcomes , that is total possible case to pick 3 balls are 9C3 = 84

Favorable Outcome= pick 1 red ball, 1 black ball and 1 blue ball.

= (2C1 * 3C1* 4C1)=24

Probability = 24 /84

Probability = 2/7

Answered Feb 16 2016

To select 3 balls of different colors we have to select one ball of each color.

The total number of selecting 3 balls from the box is 9C3 =84

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Answered Feb 2, 2016

First consider the probability of drawing a red ball at the first draw, a black at the

second and a blue at the third. The first probability is 2/9, the second, conditional on

the first is 3/8 and the third conditional on the other two is 4/7. The product is

(2*3*4)/(9*8*7). It is easy to see that any other order is equally likely (the only

difference is the order of the factors in the numerator). So adding 6 equally likely

cases we obtain (6*2*3*4)/(9*8*7) = 2/7.

Alternatively you could just pluck the formula for the multivariate hypergeometric

distribution out of the aether.

Tanmay S. Pandit, 11th grader. Probability of getting a correct answer from me = 2/3.

Answered Jun 14, 2016

Ways of choosing 3 from 9 balls = 9C3 = 84.

Now, you can choose a red, a black and a blue ball in 2*3*4 = 24 ways.

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Answered Sep 3

3 balls are chosen with each having different colour. It means 1 is black, 1 blue and 1

red.

So

So number of cases of choosing 3 balls at random where all of them are of different

Colors

or in other words

number of cases of choosing 3 balls at random where one is black, one blue and 1 red

is = 3*4*2=24

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Answered Nov 8, 2015

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*Layman explanation*

Let us define three simple events E r , E B andE b for selecting one red ball, one

black ball and one blue ball from the bag respectively.

Let us define another event E for selecting 3 balls randomly from the bag.

9! 987

9

C3 = =

321

= 84 ways

3!6!

n(E) will form the sample space for the question. So, total number of outcomes n(S)

= n(E) = 84

Since we need exactly one red, one black and one blue ball in the output, let us define

another event E c . Clearly, the event E c represents the occurrence of simple events

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important to note that these events are mutually independent, to say that occurrence

one event doesn't affect the occurrence of the other event.

E c = E r andE B andE b

n(E c ) = n(E r E B E b )

n(E c ) = 2 3 4 = 24

Probability of selecting all the three different colored balls = Probability of selecting 1

red, 1 black and 1 blue ball

n(Ec ) 24 2

= =

n(S) 84 7

I hope it helps!

Answered Dec 12, 2015

First of all we have 10 balls of which 2 are red, 3 are black and 4 are blue.

If we can think carefully, the question is given that, when 3 balls are drawn, the balls

are of different colors. There are 3 colors. So definitely one ball should be drawn from

each of the color.

So the number of ways of happening the above case is 4C1*3C1*2C1.

Let it be T(E).

The number of ways of drawing three balls from 9 balls is given as 9C3. Let this be

S(E).

Let the probability of happening the given condition be P(E).

Then according to definition of probability, we calculate it as,

P(E)=T(E)/S(E).

P(E)=4*3*2/9C3.

=24/84.

=2/7.

Thanks

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