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Probability Questions?

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

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  • 2 years ago
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    PROBLEM 1a.

    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.



    PROBLEM 1b.

    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.



    PROBLEM 2:

    Too many questions in a single question. Ask this one separately, please.

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