Probability

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Abdul Muntakim Rafi
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Probability

1. Six pennies are flipped. What is the probability of getting
a. two heads and four tails?
c. at most two tails?

2. A bag contains one red marble and one white marble. Marbles
are drawn and replaced in a bag before the next draw.

a. What is the probability that a red marble will be drawn two
times in a row?
b. In ten draws, what is the probability that a red marble will
be drawn at least five times.

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amlansaha
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Re: Probability

i don't know whether my solution includes combi or not. i am posting my solutions.
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Re: Probability

Amlan da,Combi should be included to solve those correctly.As instance,I am solving the first one.
We can get 2 heads and 4 tails in$\frac{6!}{2!4!}$ways.So the probability is $(\frac{1}{2})^{6}(\frac{6!}{2!4!})=\frac{15}{64}$
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Re: Probability

And look at question 1(b).It says the word at least.
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Re: Probability

sakibtanvir wrote:And look at question 1(b).It says the word at least.
bro, i have seen the term "at least". look @ my solution. i have calculated the probabilities for the possible 3 occurance
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Re: Probability

We can have AT LEAST three heads in ,$C(6,3)+C(6,4)+C(6,5)+1$ways.So it is not the same what u figured out,bro.
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Re: Probability

all that we must know for probability is GIVEN POSSIBILITES / ALL POSSIBILITIES
1.a according to combi there are $2^6$ possibilities.among them, the given one is one.so, the probability is
$\frac{1}{2^6}$

1.b for at least three heads, we don't need to think about the other three.so the possibility will be
$\frac{1}{2^3}$

1.c at most 2 heads is at least 4 tails.so, like the upper one the probability is
$\frac{1}{2^4}$
$\sum_{k=0}^{n-1}e^{\frac{2 \pi i k}{n}}=0$
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Re: Probability

Should not we use the " OR law " ?????
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Re: Probability

what is the 'OR law' Google or Wikipedia doesn't know about it.
$\sum_{k=0}^{n-1}e^{\frac{2 \pi i k}{n}}=0$
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