Solved Example #5

February 9th, 2013 by

Question : Find the probability that a rectangle selected at random from a 10*10 square is a square? a.17/55 b.7/55 c.9/55 d.16/55   Answer :  Total number of rectangles = 11C2 * 11C2 = 55*55 Total number of squares = 1^2 + 2^2 ....... 10^2 = 10*11*21/6 = 5*11*7 = 55*7 Required probability = 55*7 / 55*55 = 7/55  

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Solved Example #4

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Question : There are 4 red & 5 green balls in bag A and 5 red & 6 green balls in bag B. If a bag is selected at random and a ball is selected from that, what is the probability that it is red?   Answer :  Probability of Red Ball = Bag A is selected & Red Ball is selected + Bag B is selected & Red Ball is selected ie. (1/2)*(4/9) + (1/2)*(5/11) =  (1/2)[ (44+45) / 99 ] = 89/198

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Solved Example #3

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Question : Find the last two digits of (24)^37298    Answer Last two digits of 24^Odd = 24 Last two digits of 24^Even = 76

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Solved Example #2

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Question: A fair coin is tossed 43 times. What is the number of cases where number of ‘Head’ > number of ‘Tail’? (A) 2^43 (B) (2^43)-43 (C) 2^42 (D) None of the above.   Answer: No. of heads > No. of tails => No. of heads can be 22, 23, 24... 43 Therefore  43C22 + 43C23 + 43C24 .. 43C43 We know that 43C0 + 43C1 + 43C2 ... 43C43 = 2^43 We also know know that our answer has 22 terms which are 43C22 + 43C23 + 43C24 .. 43C43   These 22 terms are equal to = 43C0 + 43C1 + 43C2 .. 43C21 Both of them are equal and add up to 2^43

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Solved Example #1

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Question: At what time between 2 and 3 the angle between the hands of clock is 60 degrees? Answer: At 2 o'clock the angle is 60 degree. After t minutes past 2: Minute hand from the vertical = 6t Hour hand from the vertical = 60 + 0.5t Required angle is : 6t - (60 + 0.5t) = 60 ie.  5.5t = 120 Therefore ,  t = 240/11 = 21 9/11 minutes, At 2:21:9/11th min the angle between the hands of a clock would be 60 degrees.

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