Determine the odds in favour of each event
a) rolling a sum of 4 on a pair of dice
b) drawing a black ace
The probability of team A not getting into the playoffs is 9/23 while team B has a 1/12 chance of getting into the playoffs. what are the odds against only one team making it to the playoffs
- PuzzlingLv 72 years agoFavorite Answer
Odds in favor are given as the ratio of favorable outcomes to *unfavorable* outcomes.
There are 3 ways to roll a sum of 4 (1+3, 2+2, 3+1)
There are 33 other ways to roll a different sum (36 - 3 = 33)
So the odds in favor are 3:33
However that can be reduced.
There are 2 ways to draw a black ace (Ace of spades and Ace of clubs)
There are 50 other cards that aren't black aces.
So the odds in favor are 2:50
Again, that can be reduced.
Too many questions in a single question. Ask this one separately, please.