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by prachich1987 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:25 pm

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A shipment of 8 television sets contains 2 black-and-white sets and 6color sets. If 2 television sets are to be chosen at random from this shipment, what is the probability that at least 1 of the 2 sets chosen will be a black-and-white set?


A. 1/7 B. ¼ C. 5/14 D. 11/28 E. 13/26

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by [email protected] » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:49 pm
Required probability is = 1 - (probability that both sets are color sets).
Probability that both are color sets is 6C2/8C2 = 30/56 = 15/28.
So correct answer is 1 - 15/28 = 13/28.
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by [email protected] » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:10 pm
prachich1987 wrote:A shipment of 8 television sets contains 2 black-and-white sets and 6color sets. If 2 television sets are to be chosen at random from this shipment, what is the probability that at least 1 of the 2 sets chosen will be a black-and-white set?


A. 1/7 B. ¼ C. 5/14 D. 11/28 E. 13/26
We can use the formula:

P(at least one black and white TV) = 1 - P(No black and white TV)

P(No black and white TV) = 6/8 x 5/7 = 3/4 x 5/7 = 15/28

P(at least one black and white TV) = 1 - 15/28 = 13/28

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