Probability Problem

Probability That A Randomly Selected Chord Exceeds The Length Of The Radius Of Circle

Situation
If a chord is selected at random on a fixed circle what is the probability that its length exceeds the radius of the circle?

  1. Assume that the distance of the chord from the center of the circle is uniformly distributed.
    A.   0.5 C.   0.866
    B.   0.667 D.   0.75
  2. Assume that the midpoint of the chord is evenly distributed over the circle.
    A.   0.5 C.   0.866
    B.   0.667 D.   0.75
  3. Assume that the end points of the chord are uniformly distributed over the circumference of the circle.
    A.   0.5 C.   0.866
    B.   0.667 D.   0.75

 

Probability that a Large Shipment is Accepted or Not Accepted due to Defective Items

Problem
A stationery store has decided to accept a large shipment of ball-point pens if an inspection of 20 randomly selected pens yields no more than two defective pens. Find the probability that this shipment is...

  1. accepted if 5% of the total shipment is defective.
  2. not accepted if 15% of the total shipment is defective.

 

1 - Probability for cars to pass through a point on road in a 5-minute period

Problem
The number of cars passing a point on a road may be modelled by Poisson distribution. At an average, 4 cars enters the Caibaan Diversion Road in Tacloban City every 5 minutes. Find the probability that in a 5-minute period (a) two cars go past and (b) fewer than 3 cars go past.
 

Three Men Shoot and Only One of Them Hits the Target. Find the Probability that it was the First Man

Problem
The probabilities that three men hit a target are 1/6, 1/4, and 1/3, respectively. Each shoot once at the target. If only one of them hits the target, find the probability that it was the first man.
 

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Probability: A Family of Five Children

Problem
A family chosen at random has 5 children. What is the probability that...

  1.   all are girls or all are boys?
  2.   there are 3 boys and 2 girls?
  3.   at least 1 is a boy?

 

Number of Marbles in a Bag Containing Black and White Marbles

Problem
If 2 marbles are removed at random from a bag containing black and white marbles, the chance that they are both white is 1/3. If 3 are removed at random, the chance that they all are white is 1/6. How many black marbles are there?
 

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