Joss Math 7A Compound Probability Problems

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1. One bag contains 4 white balls and 2 black balls; another bag contains 3 white balls and 5 black balls. If one ball is drawn from each bag, determine the probability that a. Both are white b. Both are black c. 1 is white and 1 is black

2. What is the probability of getting AT LEAST 1 one in 2 throws of a die?

3. The probability of Doofus beating Bob in a game of chess is 1/3. What is the probability that Doofus will win AT LEAST 1 of a total of 3 games?

4. Adrienne and Julia like sitting in the same group. If Mr Joss is dealing 24 cards to determine seating, what are the odds that they will end up sitting in the same group?

Mr. Joss Math 7A

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5. If I roll two dice, what is the probability that the product will be odd?

6. Three cards are drawn from a pack of 52, each card being replaced before the next one is drawn. Compute the probability that: a. All are spades b. Aces c. Red cards 7. A weatherman reported that there was a 60% chance of rain on Saturday and a 40% chance of rain on Sunday. What is the chance of rain this weekend?

8. A box contains 7 tickets, numbered from 1 to 7 inclusive. If 3 tickets are drawn from the box, one at a time, determine the probability that they are alternately either d. odd, even, odd

e. even, odd, even

9. *One purse contains 5 dimes and 2 quarters, while a second purse contains 1 dimes and 3 quarters. If a coin is taken from one of the two purses at random, what is the probability that it is a quarter?

Mr. Joss Math 7A Probability Problems SELF-CHECK

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10.In the picture at right, the outside shape is a square that has been divided in to quarters. a. What is the probability that a dart thrown at random will land in the top half?

b. What is the probability that the dart will land in the triangle in the upper right corner?

c. What is the probability that a dart thrown at random will land inside the smaller, shaded square?

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