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There are $1000$ balls in a bag, of which $900$ are black and $100$ are white. I randomly draw $100$ balls from the bag. What is the probability that the $101$st ball will be black? $9/10$ More than $9/10$ but less than $1$. Less than $9/10$ but more than $0$. $0$ $1$
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Amar and Akbar both tell the truth with probability $\dfrac{3 } {4}$ and lie with probability $\dfrac{1}{4}$. Amar watches a test match and talks to Akbar about the outcome. Akbar, in turn, tells Anthony, "Amar told me that India won". What probability should Anthony ... $\left(\dfrac{7}{16}\right)$ $\left(\dfrac{10}{16}\right)$ None of the above
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Suppose that 100 people enter a contest and that different winners are selected at random for first, second, and third prizes. What is the probability that Michelle wins one of these prizes if she is one of the contestants?
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In a bunch of $13$ Tshirts only $1$ is of Medium size, which is correct fit for the searching person. Each time wrong size is picked, the person throws it away and pick the next Tshirt. What is the probability that the correct size Tshirt can be searched in $8^{th}$ attempt ? My attempt : $\frac{1}{13}$ where i went wrong ?
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Consider an undirected random graph of eight vertices. The probability that there is an edge between a pair of vertices is $\dfrac{1}{2}.$ What is the expected number of unordered cycles of length three? $\dfrac {1}{8}$ $1$ $7$ $8$
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Suppose a fair sixsided die is rolled once. If the value on the die is $1, 2,$ or $3,$ the die is rolled a second time. What is the probability that the sum total of values that turn up is at least $6$ ? $\dfrac{10}{21}$ $\dfrac{5}{12}$ $\dfrac{2}{3}$ $\dfrac{1}{6}$
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There are eight coins, seven of which have the same weight and the other one weighs more. In order to find the coin having more weight, a person randomly chooses two coins and puts one coin on each side of a common balance. If these two coins are found to have the same ... as before. The probability that the coin will be identified at the second draw is $1/2$ $1/3$ $1/4$ $1/6$
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Let $A_1 = (0, 0), A_2 = (1, 0), A_3 = (1, 1)\ $and$\ A_4 = (0, 1)$ be the four vertices of a square. A particle starts from the point $A_1$ at time $0$ and moves either to $A_2$ or to $A_4$ with equal probability. Similarly, in each of the subsequent ... $T$ be the minimum number of steps required to cover all four vertices. The probability $P(T = 4)$ is $0$ $1/16$ $1/8$ $1/4$
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A coin with probability $p (0 < p < 1)$ of getting head, is tossed until a head appears for the first time. If the probability that the number of tosses required is even is $2/5$, then the value of $p$ is $2/7$ $1/3$ $5/7$ $2/3$
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Consider two independent and identically distributed random variables $X$ and $Y$ uniformly distributed in $[0, 1]$. For $\alpha \in \left[0, 1\right]$, the probability that $\alpha$ max $(X, Y) < XY$ is $1/ (2\alpha)$ exp $(1  \alpha)$ $1  \alpha$ $(1  \alpha)^{2}$ $1  \alpha^{2}$
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Let $C$ be a biased coin such that the probability of a head turning up is $p.$ Let $p_n$ denote the probability that an odd number of heads occurs after $n$ tosses for $n \in \{0,1,2,\ldots \},$ ... $p_{n}=1 \text{ if } n \text{ is odd and } 0 \text{ otherwise}.$
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Consider three independent uniformly distributed (taking values between $0$ and $1$) random variables. What is the probability that the middle of the three values (between the lowest and the highest value) lies between $a$ and $b$ where $0 ≤ a < b ≤ 1$? $3 (1  b) a (b  a)$ ... $(1  b) a (b  a)$ $6 ((b^{2} a^{2})/ 2  (b^{3}  a^{3})/3)$.
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Provide short answers to the following questions: $P_{n} (t)$ is the probability of $n$ events occurring during a time interval $t$. How will you express $P_{0} (t + h)$ in terms of $P_{0} (h)$, if $P_{0} (t)$ has stationary independent increments? (Note: $P_{t} (t)$is the probability density function).
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If it is assumed that all $\binom{52}{5}$ poker hands are equally likely, what is the probability of being dealt two pairs? (This occurs when the cards have denominations a, a, b, b, c, where a, b, and c are all distinct.) my approach is: selecting a ... I'm getting answer 0.095 but in the book answer is given 0.0475 where am I going wrong?
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An airline operates a flight having 50 seats. As they expect some passenger to not show up, they overbook the flight by selling 51 tickets. The probability that an individual passenger will not show up is 0.01, independent of all other ... the airline has to pay a compensation of Rs.1lakh to that passenger. What is the expected revenue of the airline?
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If a student copies his assignments from his friend he would get 80 marks. If he had done the assignments independently he would have scored 50 marks out of 100 and if the teacher finds he is cheating he ... , what is the probability that he will lose more marks with copying than by doing his independent work independently?
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Compute the probability that if 10 married couples are seated at random at a round table, then no wife sits next to her husband 1 wife sits next to her husband. pick one of the 10 couples=$\binom{10}{1}$. These couples can interchange their position such that ... sits together=$\frac{N}{19!}$ so probability that no couple sits together=$1\frac{N}{19!}$ is this correct?
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A box contains $5$ fair and $5$ biased coins. Each biased coin has a probability of head $\frac{4}{5}$. A coin is drawn at random from the box and tossed. Then the second coin is drawn at random from the box ( without replacing the first one). Given that the first coin has shown head ... the second coin is fair is $\frac{20}{39}\\$ $\frac{20}{37}\\$ $\frac{1}{2}\\$ $\frac{7}{13}$
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Mathematics: GATE2017 EC222
Consider the random process: $X\left ( t \right )=U+Vt$ where $U$ is zeromean Gaussian random variable and $V$ is a random variable uniformly distributed between $0$ and $2.$ Assume $U$ and $V$ statistically independent. The mean value of random process at $t=2$ is ___________
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Probability question of CLRS
In a restaurant each of $n$ customer gives a hat to the hat check person. The hat check person gives the hat back to the customer in a random order. What is expected number of customer who get back their own hat?
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GATE 2015 SET2 Q 29
Let the random variable X represent the number of times a fair coin needs to be tossed till two consecutive heads appear for the first time. The expectation of X is _______.
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Consider the set of all functions from $\{1, 2, . . . ,m\}$ to $\{1, 2, . . . , n\}$,where $n > m$. If a function is chosen from this set at random, the probability that it will be strictly increasing is $\binom{n}{m}/n^m\\$ $\binom{n}{m}/m^n\\$ $\binom{m+n1}{m1}/n^m\\$ $\binom{m+n1}{m}/m^n$
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Consider a large village, where only two newspapers $P_1$ and $P_2$ are available to the families. It is known that the proportion of families not taking $P_1$ is $0.48$, not taking $P_2$ is $0.58$, taking only $P_2$ is $0.30$. The probability that a randomly chosen family from the village takes only $P_1$ is $0.24$ $0.28$ $0.40$ can not be determined
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The chance of a student getting admitted to colleges $A$ and $B$ are $60\%$ and $40\%$, respectively. Assume that the colleges admit students independently. If the student is told that he has been admitted to at least one of these colleges, what is the probability that he has got admitted to college $A$? $3/5$ $5/7$ $10/13$ $15/19$
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Gate 2018: Probability
In a box, there are $2$ red, $3$ black and $4$ blue coloured balls. The probability of drawing $2$ blue balls in sequence without replacing, and then drawing $1$ black ball from this box is _________ %.
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Consider the following experiment. Step 1. Flip a fair coin twice. Step 2. If the outcomes are (TAILS, HEADS) then output $Y$ and stop. Step 3. If the outcomes are either (HEADS, HEADS) or (HEADS, TAILS), then output $N$ and stop. Step 4. If the outcomes are (TAILS, TAILS), then go to Step 1. The probability that the output of the experiment is $Y$ is (up to two decimal places)
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What is the probability that in a randomly chosen group of $r$ people at least three people have the same birthday? $1\dfrac{365364 \dots (365r+1)}{365^{r}}$ ... $\dfrac{365 \cdot 364 \dots (365r+1)}{365^{r}}$
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A block of bits with n rows and m columns uses horizontal and vertical parity bits for error detection. If exactly 4 bits are in error during transmission, derive an expression for the probability that the error will be detected.
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Box $P$ has $2$ red balls and $3$ blue balls and box $Q$ has $3$ red balls and $1$ blue ball. A ball is selected as follows: (i) select a box (ii) choose a ball from the selected box such that each ball in the box is equally likely to be chosen. The probabilities of ... probability that it came from the box $P$ is: $\dfrac{4}{19}$ $\dfrac{5}{19}$ $\dfrac{2}{9}$ $\dfrac{19}{30}$
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The chess clubs of two schools consists of, respectively, 8 and 9 players. Four members from each club are randomly chosen to participate in a contest between the two schools. The chosen players from one team are then randomly paired with those from the ... schools but will not play each other? (c) exactly one of Rebecca and Elise will be chosen to represent her school?
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The expected value of a probability function, when probability is measured on a scale of 0 to 1, coincides with it's (a) Mean (b) Variance (c) Standard deviation (d) None of them
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If 8 rooks are randomly placed on a chessboard, compute the probability that none of the rooks can caputre any of the others. That is compute the probability that no row or file contains more than one rook.
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There are four machines and it is known that exactly two of them are faulty. They are tested one by one in a random order till both the faulty machines are identified. The probability that only two tests are required is $\left(\dfrac{1}{2}\right)$ $\left(\dfrac{1}{3}\right)$ $\left(\dfrac{1}{4}\right)$ $\left(\dfrac{1}{6}\right)$
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