Donavan depatto Module one Essay

P(A) =
The Number Of Ways Event A Can Occur
The Total Number Of Possible Outcomes
In the first question I used the formula:


1a.  The probability that a dime will be picked is ¼.

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1b.  The probability that a half dollar will be picked is 0/12 or it can’t be possible.

1c.  The probability that a quarter will be picked is 1/6.


The second question I figured out when rolling one red and one green die there is 36 different possibilities.

2a.  (5, 5) (6, 4) (4, 6) so 3/36.

2b.  (4, 4) (2, 6) (6, 2) (3, 5) (5, 3) so 5/36.

3c.  (1, 2) (2, 1) so 2/36 or 1/18.


3a.  Possibility of drawing a card that is not Saddam Hussein is 51/55. There is four Kings (Saddam Hussein) in a normal playing deck.

3b.  You draw two cards, which end up being Saddam Hussein and another one with his cousin “Chemical Ali” the probability is (4/55)*(4/54)= 16/2970.


3c.   You draw 14 cards and not one of them is Saddam Hussein.  Take (51/55)*(50/54)*(49/53)*(48/52)*(47/51)*(46/50)*(45/49)*(44/48)* (43/47)*(42/46)*(41/45)*(40/44)*(39/43)*(38/42) =.297 or 29.7% chance of not receiving Saddam Hussein.



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