Probability – Exercise 5.2 – Class X

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Probability – Exercise 5.2

  1. The probability that it will rain on a particular day is 0.64 what is the probability that it will not rain on that day?
  2. The probability of picking a non-defective item from a sample is 7/12. Find the probability of picking a defective item
  3. If A is an event of a random experiment such that P(A) : P(À) = 6 : 15, then find (i) P(A) (ii)P(À)
  4. If A is an event of a random experiment such that P(A) = 3/5 and P(B) = 2/7 then find P(AUB)
  5. Two coins are tossed simultaneously. Find the probability that either both heads and both tails occur.
  6. When a dice is thrown, find the probability that either an odd number or a multiple of 4 occurs.
  7. One number card is chosen randomly from the number cards 1 to 25. Find the probability that it is divisible by 3 or 11.
  8. Two dice are thrown simultaneously. Find the probability that the sum of the numbers on the faces is not divisible by 4 or divisible by 5

Probability – Exercise 5.2 – Solutions:

  1. The probability that it will rain on a particular day is 0.64 what is the probability that it will not rain on that day?

Solution:

Let A be the event of getting rain, then, À is the event of not getting rain.

It is given, P(A) = 0.64

We know, P(A) + P(À) = 1

⸫ P(À) = 1 – P(A) = 1 – 0.64 = 0.36

⸫ the probability of getting no rain is 0.36


  1. The probability of picking a non-defective item from a sample is 7/12 . Find the probability of picking a defective item.

Solution:

Let A be the probability of picking a non-defective item from a sample

P(A) =  7/12

P(À) = 1 – P(A)

= 1 –  7/12

= 12 – 7/12

= 5/12


  1. If A is an event of a random experiment such that P(A) : P(À) = 6 : 15, then find (i) P(A) (ii)P(À)

Solution:

(ii) Given A is an event of a random experiment such that P(A) : P(À) = 6 : 15

P(A)/P(À) = 6/15

15 x (1 – P(À)) = 6 x P(À) [ since P(A) + P(À) = 1 P(A) = 1 – P(À)]

15 x P(A) = 6 x [1 – P(A)]

15P(A) = 6 – 6P(A)

15P(A) + 6P(A) = 6

21P(A) = 6

P(A) = 6/21 = 2/7

(ii) P(À) = 1 – 2/7 = 7-2/7 = 5/7


  1. If A is an event of a random experiment such that P(A) = 3/5 and P(B) = 2/7 then find P(AUB)

Solution:

Given, A is an event of a random experiment such that P(A) = 3/5 and P(B) = 2/7

P(AUB) = P(A) + P(B)

= 3/5 + 2/7

= 21+10/35

= 31/35


  1. Two coins are tossed simultaneously. Find the probability that either both heads or both tails occur.

Solution:

S = {HH, HT, TH, TT} ⸫n(S) = 4

Let A is the event of getting both heads

Then A = {HH}  and n(A) = 1

P(A)  = n(A)/n(S)1/4

Let B is the event of getting both tails

Then A = {TT}  and n(B) = 1

P(B)  = n(B)/n(S)1/4

Now, the  events A and B  are mutually exclusive.

⸫P(AUB) = P(A) +  P(B) = 1/4 + 1/4 = 1+1/4 = 2/4

Therefore, the probability of getting either both heads and both tails is 2/4.


  1. When a dice is thrown, find the probability that either an odd number or a multiple of 4 occurs.

Solution:

When a dice is thrown, a sample space , S = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

⸫n(S) = 6

Let A be the event of getting odd number,

then A = {1, 3, 5}

n(A) = 3

P(A) = n(A)/n(S) = 3/6

Let B be the event of getting a multiple of 4

then B= {4}

n(B) = 1

P(B) = n(B)/n(S) = 1/6

Now the events A and B are mutually exclusive.

P(AUB) = P(A) + P(B)

= 3/6 + 1/6

= 4/6

⸫the probability that either an odd number or a multiple of 4 is 4/6


  1. One number card is chosen randomly from the number cards 1 to 25. Find the probability that it is divisible by 3 or 11.

Solution:

Number card from 1 to 25 = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25}

n(S) = 25

Let A be the event of getting the card number which is divisible by 3

A = {3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25}

n(A) = 8

P(A) = n(A)/n(S)= 8/25

Let B be the event of getting the card number which is divisible by 11

B = {11, 22}

n(B) = 2

P(B) = n(B)/n(S)= 2/25

Now the event A and B are mutually exclusive.

⸫P(AUB) = P(A) + P(B)

= 8/25 + 2/25

= 10/25


  1. Two dice are thrown simultaneously. Find the probability that the sum of the numbers on the faces is not divisible by 4 or divisible by 5

Solution:

When two dice are thrown simultaneously, then sample space S= {(1, 1), (1, 2), (1, 3), (1, 4), (1, 5), (1, 6),(2, 1), (2, 2), (2, 3), (2, 4), (2, 5), (2, 6),(3, 1), (3, 2), (3, 3), (3, 4), (3, 5), (3, 6), (4, 1), (4, 2), (4, 3), (4, 4), (4, 5), (4, 6),(5, 1), (5, 2), (5, 3), (5, 4), (5, 5), (5, 6), (6, 1), (6, 2), (6, 3), (6, 4), (6, 5), (6, 6)}

n(S) = 36

Let A be the event of getting sum of the number on the faces divisible by 4

A = {(4, 4)}

n(A) = 1

P(A) = n(A)/n(S) = 1/36

Let B be the event of getting sum of the number on the faces divisible by 5

B = {(5, 5) }

n(B) = 1

P(B) = n(B)/n(S) = 1/36

Now, A and B occur mutually exclusive. Then,

P(AUB) = P(A) + P(B)

=1/36 + 1/36

= 2/36

Therefore, the probability that the sum of the numbers on the faces is divisible by 4 or divisible by 5 is 2/36

Now, let C be the probability that the sum of the numbers on the faces is not divisible by 4 or divisible by 5

Thus, P(AUB) + P(C) = 1

P(C) = 1 – P(AUB)

= 1 – 2/36

= 34/36


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