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Probability Part II

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July 16,

2015

This is the Multiple Choice Questions Part 2 of the Series in Venn Diagram, Permutation,

Combination and Probability topics in Engineering Mathematics. In Preparation for the

ECE Board Exam make sure to expose yourself and familiarize in each and every

questions compiled here taken from various sources including but not limited to past

Board Examination Questions in Engineering Mathematics, Mathematics Books, Journals

and other Mathematics References.

MCQs in Venn Diagram | MCQs in Fundamental Principle of Counting | MCQs in

Permutation | MCQs in Combination | MCQs in Probability | MCQs in Conditional

Probability | MCQs in Binomial or Repeated Probability

Combination and Probability Series

Following is the list of multiple choice questions in this brand new series:

PART 1: MCQs from Number 1 – 50 Answer key: PART I

PART 2: MCQs from Number 51 – 100 Answer key: PART II

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Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

Problem 51

How permutation can be made out of the letters in the world island taking four letters at

a time?

A. 360

B. 720

C. 120

D. 24

How many 4 digit number can be formed without repeating any digit, from the following

digit 1,2,3,4 and 6.

A. 150

B. 120

C. 140

D. 130

Problem 53

How many permutations can made out of the letters of the word ENGINEERING?

A. 39,916,800

B. 277,200

C. 55,440

D. 3,326,400

Problem 54

How many ways can 3 men and 4 women be seated on a bench if the women to be

together?

A. 720

B. 576

C. 5040

D. 1024

Problem 55

In how many ways can 5 people line up to pay their electric bills?

A. 120

B. 1

C. 72

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D. 24

Problem 56

In how many ways can 5 people line up to pay their electric bills, if two particular persons

refuse to follow each other?

A. 120

B. 72

C. 90

D. 140

Problem 57

A. 5040

B. 120

C. 720

D. 840

Problem 58

In how many relative orders can we seat 7 people at a round table with a certain people

side by side.

A. 144

B. 5040

C. 720

D. 1008

Problem 59

In how many ways can we seat 7 people in a round table with a certain 3 people not in

consecutive order?

A. 576

B. 3960

C. 5320

D. 689

Problem 60

The captain of a baseball team assigns himself to the 4th place in the batting order. In

how many ways can he assign the remaining places to his eight teammates if just three

men are eligible for the first position?

A. 2160

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B. 40320

C. 5040

D. 15120

Problem 61

In how many ways can PICE chapter with 15 directors choose a president, a vice-

president, a secretary, a treasurer, and an auditor, if no member can hold more than one

position?

A. 630630

B. 3300

C. 5040

D. 15120

Problem 62

How many ways can a committee of five be selected from an organization with 35

members?

A. 324632

B. 425632

C. 125487

D. 326597

Problem 63

A. 156

B. 36

C. 98

D. 78

Problem 64

In how many ways can a hostess select six luncheon guests from 10 women if she is to

avoid having particular two of them together at the luncheon?

A. 210

B. 84

C. 140

D. 168

A semiconductor company will hire 7 men and 4 women. In how many ways can the

company choose from 9 men and 6 women who qualified for the position?

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A. 680

B. 840

C. 480

D. 540

Problem 66

How many ways can you invite one or more of five friends to a party?

A. 25

B. 15

C. 31

D. 62

Problem 67

A bag contains 4 red balls, 3 green balls, and 5 blue balls. The probability of not getting a

red ball in the first draw is:

A. 2

B. 2/3

C. 1

D. 1/3

Problem 68

A. 1

B. 0

C. 1/e

D. 0.434343

A bag contains 3 white and 5 black balls. If two balls are drawn in succession without

replacement, what is the probability that both balls are black?

A. 5/28

B. 5/16

C. 5/32

D. 5/14

Problem 70

A bag contains 3 white and 5 red balls. If two balls are drawn at random, find the

probability that both are white.

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A. 3/28

B. 3/8

C. 2/7

D. 5/15

Problem 71

In problem 70, find the probability that one ball is white and the other is red.

A. 15/56

B. 15/28

C. ¼

D. 225/784

Problem 72

In the problem 70, find the probability that all are of the same color.

A. 13/30

B. 14/29

C. 13/28

D. 15/28

Problem 73

The probability that both stages of a two-stage rocket to function correctly is 0.92. The

reliability of the first stage is 0.97. The reliability of the second stage is:

A. 0.948

B. 0.958

C. 0.968

D. 0.8924

Problem 74

Ricky and George each throw dice. If Ricky gets a sum of four what is the probability that

George will get less than of four?

A. ½

B. 5/6

C. 9/11

D. 1/12

Problem 75

Two fair dice are thrown. What is the probability that the sum of the dice is divisible by 5?

A. 7/36

6/12

B. 1/9

C. 1/12

D. ¼

An um contains 4 black balls and 6 white balls. What is the probability of getting one

black ball and white ball in two consecutive draws from the urn?

A. 0.24

B. 0.27

C. 0.53

D. 0.04

Problem 77

If three balls in drawn in succession from 5 white and a second bag, find the probability

that all are of one color, if the first ball is replaced immediately while the second is not

replaced before the third draw.

A. 10/121

B. 18/121

C. 28/121

D. 180/14641

Problem 78

A first bag contains 5 white balls and 10 black balls. The experiment consists of selecting

a bag and then drawing a ball from the selected bag. Find the probability of drawing a

white ball.

A. 1/3

B. 1/6

C. 1/2

D. 1/8

Problem 79

In problem 78, find the probability of drawing a white ball from the first bag.

A. 5/6

B. 1/6

C. 2/3

D. 1/3

Problem 80

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If seven coins are tossed simultaneously, find the probability that will just have three

heads.

A. 33/128

B. 35/128

C. 30/129

D. 37/129

Problem 81

If seven coins are tossed simultaneously, find the probability that there will be at least six

tails.

A. 2/128

B. 3/128

C. 1/16

D. 2/16

A face of a coin is either head or tail. If three coins are tossed, what is are the probability

of getting three tails?

A. 1/8

B. ½

C. ¼

D. 1/6

Problem 83

The face of a coin is either head or tail. If three coins are tossed, what is the probability of

getting three tails or three heads?

A. 1/8

B. ½

C. ¼

D. 1/6

Problem 84

Five fair coins were tossed simultaneously. What is the probability of getting three heads

and two tails?

A. 1/32

B. 1/16

C. 1/8

D. ¼

8/12

Problem 85

Throw a fair coin five times. What is the probability of getting three heads and two tails?

A. 5/32

B. 5/16

C. 1/32

D. 7/16

The probability of getting credit in an examination is 1/3. If three students are selected at

random, what is the probability that at least one of them got a credit?

A. 19/27

B. 8/27

C. 2/3

D. 1/3

Problem 87

There are three short questions in mathematics test. For each question, one (1) mark will

be awarded for a correct answer and no mark for a wrong answer. If the probability that

Mary correctly answers a question in a test is 2/3, determine the probability that Mary

gets two marks.

A. 4/27

B. 8/27

C. 4/9

D. 2/9

Problem 88

A marksman hits 75% of all his targets. What is the probability that he will hit exactly 4 of

his next ten shot?

A. 0.01622

B. 0.4055

C. 0.004055

D. 0.001622

Problem 89

A. 7/50

B. 13/90

C. 1/7

9/12

D. 7/45

Problem 90

One box contains four cards numbered 1, 3,5,and 6. Another box contains three cards

numbered 2, 4, and 7. One card is drawn from each bag. Find the probability that the

sum is even.

A. 5/12

B. 3/7

C. 7/12

D. 5/7

Problem 91

Two people are chosen randomly from 4 married couples. What is probability that they

are husband and wife?

A. 1/28

B. 1/14

C. 3/28

D. 1/7

Problem 92

One letter is taken from each of the words PARALLEL and LEVEL at random. What is the

probability of getting the same letter?

A. 1/5

B. 1/20

C. 3/20

D. ¾

Problem 93

In a shooting game, the probability that Botoy and Toto will hit a target is 2/3 and ¾

respectively. What is the probability that the target is hit when both shoot at it once?

A. 13/5

B. 5/13

C. 7/12

D. 11/12

Problem 94

A standard deck of 52 playing cards is well shuffled. The probability that the first four

cards dealt from the deck will be four aces is closes to:

10/12

A. 4 x 10-6

B. 2 x 10-6

C. 3 x 10-6

D. 8 x 10-6

Problem 95

A card is chosen from pack of playing cards. What is the probability that it is either red or

a picture card?

A. 8/13

B. 10/13

C. 19/26

D. 8/15

Problem 96

In a poker game consisting of 5 cards, what is the probability of holding 2 aces and 2

Queens?

A. 5! /52!

B. 5/52

C. 33/54145

D. 1264/45685

Problem 97

Dennis Rodman sinks 50% of all his attempts. What is the probability that he will make

exactly 3 of his next 10 attempts?

A. 1/256

B. 3/8

C. 30/128

D. 15/128

Problem 98

There are 10 defectives per 1000 items of a product in long run. What is the probability

that there is one and only one defective in random lot of 100?

A. 0.3697

B. 0.3967

C. 0.3796

D. 0.3679

Problem 99

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The UN forces for Bosnia uses a type of missile that hits the target with a probability of

0.3. How many missiles should be fired so that there is at least an 80% probability of

hitting the target?

A. 2

B. 4

C. 5

D. 3

In a dice game, one fair is used. The player wins P20.00 if he rolls either 1 or 6. He losses

P10.00 if he turns up any other face. What is the expected winning for one roll of the

die?

A. P40.00

B. P0.00

C. P20.00

D. P10.00

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