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Problems in Probability

1. A box has 75 marbles,35 blue and 25 of these are striped. The rest are red and 20 of
these are striped. Find Probability of picking a

a) a blue marble b) a clear marble c) a blue, striped marble d) a red clear marble
e) a striped marble

2. A pipe line is expected to fail due to two reasons and the probabilities of failure
in two such pipelines due to various reasons are given by the following table.

Station P( pump failure) P( leakage) P( both)

S1 0.07 0.1 0

S2 0.09 0.12 0.06

The line will fail even if either of the reasons mentioned above occurs.
Which station has the higher probability of shut down?

3. What is the probability of

a) at least 2 heads in 3 tosses?
b) exactly 2 heads in 3 tosses?
c) 2 heads and one tail in 3 tosses?

4. In a rolling dice experiment, what is the probability of getting

a) a 7 in the first roll followed by a 11 in the second roll?
b) a total of 21 on the two rolls combined?
c) a a total of 6 on the first three rolls combined?

5. A sub committee of 4 members is to be formed from a group of 6 men and 3 women.

What is the probability of
a) having 3 women in the sub committee?
b) having all men in the sub committee?
c) having 2 men and 2 women in the sub committee?