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Fruit Machine Probability

# Fruit Machine Probability

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Calculate the probability of each event on the fruit machine.
Calculate the probability of each event on the fruit machine.

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09/10/2014

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Fruit Machine Probability
A company produces different types of fruit machine that have 3 reels. Look at the fruitmachines below and answer the questions that the company directors want to know abouteach.
All the company’s machines
pay out
a set amount when the machine shows
three cherries
.
Fruit Machine 1:
The reels all spin independently.What is the probability that:1.

I get a cherry on the first reel?2.

I get a cherry on the first two reels?3.

The machine will pay out?4.

How many different combinations could the machine show?

Fruit Machine 2:
The reels all spin independently.What is the probability that:1.

I get a cherry on the first reel?2.

I get a cherry on the first two reels?3.

The machine will pay out?4.

How many different combinations could the machine show?