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CHAPTER 7: PROBABILITY I

1. Diagram shows some number cards.

13

21

27

29

33

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4. Diagram shows a collection of letter cards.

S
E

A card is picked at random. State the


probability that a prime number is picked.

2
3
1
2

A
C

1
3
1
6

B
D

A
E

A card is chosen at random from this


collection. State the probability that the
card chosen is a card with letter E
SPM 2004 Q35

2. Diagram shows a set of 11 number


cards.

A
C

1
15
1
5

B
D

1
10
1
3
SPM (J)2009 Q35

11

5. Diagram below is a pie chart which


shows the number of students in three
streams from a group of Form Five
students.

13

Arts
100

A card is chosen at random. Find the


probability that a prime number is chosen.
A
C

4
11
6
11

Vocational

7
11
8
11

B
D

60

Science
120

SPM 2012 Q35

3. Table shows the distribution of a group of


90 pupils playing a game.

Girls
Boys

Form Four
33
18

Four Five
15
24

A pupil is chosen at random from the


group to start the game. What is the
probability that a girl from Form Four will
be chosen?

11
30
8
C
15

B
D

7
15
11
17

A student is chosen at random from the


group. Find the probability that the
student is from Arts stream.
A
C

1
3
5
14

B
D

5
9
5
18

SPM (J) 2010 Q34

6. A box contains 100 blue cards and 44


red cards. A card is chosen at random
from the box. Find the probability that
the card chosen is a red card.
1
1
A
B
144
44
11
11
C
D
25
36
SPM (J) 2010 Q34

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CHAPTER 7: PROBABILITY I
7. In a group of 90 students 70 are girls.
Another 10 boys then join the group. If a
student is chosen at random from the
group, state the probability that the student
chosen is a boy.

2
9
1
10

A
C

11.

Diagram shows 16 identical cubes,


labelled X, Y and Z.
Y

SPM (J) 2005 Q34

9. Coupons with serial number 21 to 40 are


put in a box. One coupon is drawn at
random. The probability of drawing a
coupon with a number which is not a
multiple of 5 is

1
5
3
C
5
A

2
5
4
5

B
D

Y
X

6
13
9
13

10. A container holds 28 yellow marbles and a


number of green marbles. A marble is
picked at random from the container. The
probability of picking a yellow marble is

7
. How many green marbles are there in
8
the container?

A cube is chosen at random.


State the probability that the cube hosen
is not labelled Y.

3
16
7
16

A
C

B
D

5
12
9
16
SPM 2008 Q35

12. A jar contains 240 sweets of orange,


lychee and coffee flavour. There are 90
orange flavoured sweets. If a sweet is
picked at random from the jar, the
probability of picking a lychee flavoured
sweet is

SPM 2004 Q38

8. A bag contains 4 green balls, 2 red balls


and 7 blue balls. A ball is chosen at
random from the bag. What is the
probability of choosing not a green ball?

4
13
7
13

1
. How many coffee flavoured
3

sweets are there?


A
C

10
70

B
D

21

24
SPM 2005 Q35

50
80
SPM 2003 Q38

13. A box contains a number of red marbles


and 6 blue marbles. A marble is chosen at
random from the box. The probability of
choosing a red marbles is

SPM 2003 Q37

7
9
3
10

2
. How many
5

red marbles in the box.


A

9
SPM (J) 2006 Q35

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