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3 jars contain chemicals A B and C.if thier labels fall off wut is the probability that without looking at the labels would be correctly put on all the jars?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You have a 1/6 chance of applying all three label correctly.

  • 1 decade ago

    Since there are 3 jars, there are a total of 6 ways to put the labels on, which is 3 * 2 * 1. As a result, the probability of putting the labels on the right way is 1/6.

    If there were 4 jars, the probability would be 1/24, since there would be 4 * 3 * 2 * 1 = 24 different ways to put the labels on.

  • 1 decade ago

    Answer is 1/6.

    The chances of getting the first jar right is 1/3. Given the first jar was picked correctly then there is 1/2 chance the second jar is picked correctly. If the first two jars are picked correctly then the third jar must be correct = 1/1.

    Total probability is 1/3*1/2*1/1 = 1/6

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1/3! which is 1/6

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