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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 fruit machines below and answer the questions that the company directors want to know about each. 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?

Fruit Machine 3:

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 this machine show? 5. If each machine was played 5000 times, which one would pay out the most? (Show your workings)

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