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Probability

1) A bag contains a green ball, a white ball and a black ball all balls being of the
same shape and size.  Rohan takes a ball from the bag without looking into it.
What is the probability that he takes out a black ball??
Solution:
Since Rohan takes the ball out without looking into it. So it is equally likely
that he takes out any one of them.
Since there is only one black ball,
Let B be the event that we get a black ball
The number of favourable outcomes = 1
The number of possible outcomes = 3
P(B)=
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

1
P(B) =
3

2)  Suppose, we throw a die once,
(i) What is the probability that we get a number greater than 3
(ii) What is the probability of getting a number less than  or equal to 3?
Solution:
Let E be an event that we get a number greater than 3.
The possibilities according to given condition are 4, 5, 6.
The total possibilities are 1, 2, 3,4,5,6.
The number of favourable outcomes = 3
The number of possible outcomes = 6
P(E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
3
6

1
P(E) =
2

Let D be the event that we get a number less than or equal to 3.
The given possibilities are 1, 2, 3.
The total possibilities are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
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Probability

1) A bag contains a green ball, a white ball and a black ball all balls being of the
same shape and size.  Rohan takes a ball from the bag without looking into it.
What is the probability that he takes out a black ball??
Solution:
Since Rohan takes the ball out without looking into it. So it is equally likely
that he takes out any one of them.
Since there is only one black ball,
Let B be the event that we get a black ball
The number of favourable outcomes = 1
The number of possible outcomes = 3
P(B)=
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

1
P(B) =
3

2)  Suppose, we throw a die once,
(i) What is the probability that we get a number greater than 3
(ii) What is the probability of getting a number less than  or equal to 3?
Solution:
Let E be an event that we get a number greater than 3.
The possibilities according to given condition are 4, 5, 6.
The total possibilities are 1, 2, 3,4,5,6.
The number of favourable outcomes = 3
The number of possible outcomes = 6
P(E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
3
6

1
P(E) =
2

Let D be the event that we get a number less than or equal to 3.
The given possibilities are 1, 2, 3.
The total possibilities are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Probability

The number of favourable outcomes = 3
The number of possible outcomes = 6
P(E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
3
6

1
P(E) =
2

3) A single card is drawn from a well shuffled pack of 52 cards.
Calculate the probability that the card is
(i)  a King
(ii) not a king
Solution:
(i) Let E be the event that the card is a King.
There are 4 kings in a deck
The number of favourable outcomes = 4
The number of possible outcomes = 52
P (E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
4
52

1
P(E) =
13

(ii) Let D be the event that the card is not a king
Hence D =  E
Therefore,
P( E )  = 1- P(E)
= 1-
1
13

P( E ) =
12
13

12
P(D) =
13

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Probability

1) A bag contains a green ball, a white ball and a black ball all balls being of the
same shape and size.  Rohan takes a ball from the bag without looking into it.
What is the probability that he takes out a black ball??
Solution:
Since Rohan takes the ball out without looking into it. So it is equally likely
that he takes out any one of them.
Since there is only one black ball,
Let B be the event that we get a black ball
The number of favourable outcomes = 1
The number of possible outcomes = 3
P(B)=
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

1
P(B) =
3

2)  Suppose, we throw a die once,
(i) What is the probability that we get a number greater than 3
(ii) What is the probability of getting a number less than  or equal to 3?
Solution:
Let E be an event that we get a number greater than 3.
The possibilities according to given condition are 4, 5, 6.
The total possibilities are 1, 2, 3,4,5,6.
The number of favourable outcomes = 3
The number of possible outcomes = 6
P(E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
3
6

1
P(E) =
2

Let D be the event that we get a number less than or equal to 3.
The given possibilities are 1, 2, 3.
The total possibilities are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Probability

The number of favourable outcomes = 3
The number of possible outcomes = 6
P(E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
3
6

1
P(E) =
2

3) A single card is drawn from a well shuffled pack of 52 cards.
Calculate the probability that the card is
(i)  a King
(ii) not a king
Solution:
(i) Let E be the event that the card is a King.
There are 4 kings in a deck
The number of favourable outcomes = 4
The number of possible outcomes = 52
P (E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
4
52

1
P(E) =
13

(ii) Let D be the event that the card is not a king
Hence D =  E
Therefore,
P( E )  = 1- P(E)
= 1-
1
13

P( E ) =
12
13

12
P(D) =
13

Probability

4)  Two players, Rahul and Rohit are playing a Badminton match.
The probability of Rahul winning the match is 0.37.
What is the probability of  Rohit winning the match?
Solution:
Let E denote the event that Rahul wins the match and
D denote the event that Rohit wins the match.
Given that,
Probability that Rahul wins the match = P(E) = 0.37
Therefore
Probability that Rohit wins the match  = P(D) = 1- P(E)
Probability that Rohit wins the match  = P(D) = 1- 0.37 = 0.63

5) There are 60 students in class XII of a school of whom 35 are boys.
The class teacher has to select a class monitor. She tell the students to write
their names on an identical piece of paper.  Then she put all the chits in a
bowl and stirs it thoroughly and draws a card at random from the bowl.
What is the probability that the name written on the chit is that of
(i) a girl (ii) a boy?
Solution:
The number of possible outcomes = 60
(i)
Let G be the event that the name drawn is that of a girl
The number of favourable outcomes = 25
P(G) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

P(G) =
25
60
=
5
12

5
P(G) =
12

(ii)
Let B be the event that the name drawn is that of a boy
P(B) = 1 – P(G)
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Probability

1) A bag contains a green ball, a white ball and a black ball all balls being of the
same shape and size.  Rohan takes a ball from the bag without looking into it.
What is the probability that he takes out a black ball??
Solution:
Since Rohan takes the ball out without looking into it. So it is equally likely
that he takes out any one of them.
Since there is only one black ball,
Let B be the event that we get a black ball
The number of favourable outcomes = 1
The number of possible outcomes = 3
P(B)=
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

1
P(B) =
3

2)  Suppose, we throw a die once,
(i) What is the probability that we get a number greater than 3
(ii) What is the probability of getting a number less than  or equal to 3?
Solution:
Let E be an event that we get a number greater than 3.
The possibilities according to given condition are 4, 5, 6.
The total possibilities are 1, 2, 3,4,5,6.
The number of favourable outcomes = 3
The number of possible outcomes = 6
P(E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
3
6

1
P(E) =
2

Let D be the event that we get a number less than or equal to 3.
The given possibilities are 1, 2, 3.
The total possibilities are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Probability

The number of favourable outcomes = 3
The number of possible outcomes = 6
P(E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
3
6

1
P(E) =
2

3) A single card is drawn from a well shuffled pack of 52 cards.
Calculate the probability that the card is
(i)  a King
(ii) not a king
Solution:
(i) Let E be the event that the card is a King.
There are 4 kings in a deck
The number of favourable outcomes = 4
The number of possible outcomes = 52
P (E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
4
52

1
P(E) =
13

(ii) Let D be the event that the card is not a king
Hence D =  E
Therefore,
P( E )  = 1- P(E)
= 1-
1
13

P( E ) =
12
13

12
P(D) =
13

Probability

4)  Two players, Rahul and Rohit are playing a Badminton match.
The probability of Rahul winning the match is 0.37.
What is the probability of  Rohit winning the match?
Solution:
Let E denote the event that Rahul wins the match and
D denote the event that Rohit wins the match.
Given that,
Probability that Rahul wins the match = P(E) = 0.37
Therefore
Probability that Rohit wins the match  = P(D) = 1- P(E)
Probability that Rohit wins the match  = P(D) = 1- 0.37 = 0.63

5) There are 60 students in class XII of a school of whom 35 are boys.
The class teacher has to select a class monitor. She tell the students to write
their names on an identical piece of paper.  Then she put all the chits in a
bowl and stirs it thoroughly and draws a card at random from the bowl.
What is the probability that the name written on the chit is that of
(i) a girl (ii) a boy?
Solution:
The number of possible outcomes = 60
(i)
Let G be the event that the name drawn is that of a girl
The number of favourable outcomes = 25
P(G) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

P(G) =
25
60
=
5
12

5
P(G) =
12

(ii)
Let B be the event that the name drawn is that of a boy
P(B) = 1 – P(G)
Probability

P(B) = 1 -
5
12

7
P(B) =
12

5) A bas contains only yellow marbles. Avinash takes one marble without looking
into the bag. What is the probability that he takes out
(i) a pink marble (ii) a black marble
Solution:
(i)
Let P be the event that a pink marble is taken out
Since the bag contains no pink marbles
The number of favourable outcomes = 0
P (P) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

P(P) =0
(ii)
Let Y be the event that a black marble is taken out
Since the bag only contains yellow marbles & no black marble.
( )

6) A box contains 8 green marbles, 3 white marbles and 9 orange marbles.
One marble is taken out of the box at random. What is the probability that
the marble taken out will be  (i) green   (ii) not white   (iii) orange.
Solution:
The number of possible outcomes = 20
(i)
Let G be the event that a green marble is taken out.
The number of favourable outcomes = 8
P (G) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

P (G) =
8
20

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Probability

1) A bag contains a green ball, a white ball and a black ball all balls being of the
same shape and size.  Rohan takes a ball from the bag without looking into it.
What is the probability that he takes out a black ball??
Solution:
Since Rohan takes the ball out without looking into it. So it is equally likely
that he takes out any one of them.
Since there is only one black ball,
Let B be the event that we get a black ball
The number of favourable outcomes = 1
The number of possible outcomes = 3
P(B)=
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

1
P(B) =
3

2)  Suppose, we throw a die once,
(i) What is the probability that we get a number greater than 3
(ii) What is the probability of getting a number less than  or equal to 3?
Solution:
Let E be an event that we get a number greater than 3.
The possibilities according to given condition are 4, 5, 6.
The total possibilities are 1, 2, 3,4,5,6.
The number of favourable outcomes = 3
The number of possible outcomes = 6
P(E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
3
6

1
P(E) =
2

Let D be the event that we get a number less than or equal to 3.
The given possibilities are 1, 2, 3.
The total possibilities are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Probability

The number of favourable outcomes = 3
The number of possible outcomes = 6
P(E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
3
6

1
P(E) =
2

3) A single card is drawn from a well shuffled pack of 52 cards.
Calculate the probability that the card is
(i)  a King
(ii) not a king
Solution:
(i) Let E be the event that the card is a King.
There are 4 kings in a deck
The number of favourable outcomes = 4
The number of possible outcomes = 52
P (E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

=
4
52

1
P(E) =
13

(ii) Let D be the event that the card is not a king
Hence D =  E
Therefore,
P( E )  = 1- P(E)
= 1-
1
13

P( E ) =
12
13

12
P(D) =
13

Probability

4)  Two players, Rahul and Rohit are playing a Badminton match.
The probability of Rahul winning the match is 0.37.
What is the probability of  Rohit winning the match?
Solution:
Let E denote the event that Rahul wins the match and
D denote the event that Rohit wins the match.
Given that,
Probability that Rahul wins the match = P(E) = 0.37
Therefore
Probability that Rohit wins the match  = P(D) = 1- P(E)
Probability that Rohit wins the match  = P(D) = 1- 0.37 = 0.63

5) There are 60 students in class XII of a school of whom 35 are boys.
The class teacher has to select a class monitor. She tell the students to write
their names on an identical piece of paper.  Then she put all the chits in a
bowl and stirs it thoroughly and draws a card at random from the bowl.
What is the probability that the name written on the chit is that of
(i) a girl (ii) a boy?
Solution:
The number of possible outcomes = 60
(i)
Let G be the event that the name drawn is that of a girl
The number of favourable outcomes = 25
P(G) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

P(G) =
25
60
=
5
12

5
P(G) =
12

(ii)
Let B be the event that the name drawn is that of a boy
P(B) = 1 – P(G)
Probability

P(B) = 1 -
5
12

7
P(B) =
12

5) A bas contains only yellow marbles. Avinash takes one marble without looking
into the bag. What is the probability that he takes out
(i) a pink marble (ii) a black marble
Solution:
(i)
Let P be the event that a pink marble is taken out
Since the bag contains no pink marbles
The number of favourable outcomes = 0
P (P) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

P(P) =0
(ii)
Let Y be the event that a black marble is taken out
Since the bag only contains yellow marbles & no black marble.
( )

6) A box contains 8 green marbles, 3 white marbles and 9 orange marbles.
One marble is taken out of the box at random. What is the probability that
the marble taken out will be  (i) green   (ii) not white   (iii) orange.
Solution:
The number of possible outcomes = 20
(i)
Let G be the event that a green marble is taken out.
The number of favourable outcomes = 8
P (G) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

P (G) =
8
20

Probability

2
P(G) =
5

(ii)
Let E be the event that a marble is taken out which is not white
i.e it can be green or orange
The number of favourable outcomes for green & orange marbles = 17
P(E) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

P(E) =
17
20

17
P(E) =
20

(iii)
Let O be the event that an orange marble is taken out.
The number of favourable outcomes = 9
P (O) =
The number of favourable outcomes
The number of possible outcomes

9
P(O) =
20

7) A bag contains 16 candies out of which x are orange flavoured
(i) If one candy is drawn at random, what is the probability that it will be
Orange flavoured.
(ii) If 8 more orange flavoured candies are added to the bag, the probability of
taking out an orange flavoured candy is doubled than that in (i). Find x.
Solution:
(i)
The number of possible outcomes = 16
Let O be the event that the candy taken out is orange flavoured
The number of favourable outcomes = x

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