In a hurdle race, a player has to cross 10 hurdles. The probability that he will clear each hurdle is 5/6. What is the probability that he will knock down fewer than 2 hurdles?
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Let us assume p be the probability of player that will clear the hurdle while q be the probability of player that will knock down the hurdle
Let us also assume X be the random variable that represents the number of times the player will knock down the hurdle
∴ By binomial distribution,
Hence, probability (players knocking down less than 2 hurdles) = P (X < 2)
= P (X = 0) + P (X = 1)
An urn contains 25 balls of which 10 balls bear a mark 'X' and the remaining 15 bear a mark 'Y'. A ball is drawn at random from the urn, its mark is noted down and it is replaced. If 6 balls are drawn in this way, find the probability that:
(i) All will bear 'X' mark.
(ii) Not more than 2 will bear 'Y' mark.
(iii) At least one ball will bear 'Y' mark.
(iv) The number of balls with 'X' mark and 'Y' mark will be equal.
One of the boxes has been selected at random and a single marble is drawn from it. If the marble is red, what is the probability that it was drawn from box A?, box B?, box C?
Assume that the chances of a patient having a heart attack are 40%. It is also assumed that a meditation and yoga course reduce the risk of heart attack by 30% and prescription of certain drug reduces its chances by 25%. At a time a patient can choose any one of the two options with equal probabilities. It is given that after going through one of the two options the patient selected at random suffers a heart attack. Find the probability that the patient followed a course of meditation and yoga?
An electronic assembly consists of two subsystems, say, A and B. From previous testing procedures, the following probabilities are assumed to be known:
P (A fails) = 0.2
P (B fails alone) = 0.15
P (A and B fail) = 0.15
Evaluate the following probabilities:
(i) P (A fails | B has failed)
(ii) P (A fails alone)
Bag I contains 3 red and 4 black balls and Bag II contains 4 red and 5 black balls. One ball is transferred from Bag I to Bag II and then a ball is drawn from Bag II. The ball so drawn is found to be red in colour. Find the probability that the transferred ball is black.
Choose the correct answer in each of the following: