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If four people are to be selected from eight people, which [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2005, 15:24
If four people are to be selected from eight people, which include A and B, what is the probability that A is selected but B not?
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2005, 16:17
2/7

Assumption: A is always selected

total combinations: 8C4 = 70

All combinatiosn where A is selected but B is not
Leaving B, there are 7 people from which 4 to be selected
If A is always to be selected, all possible combinations are:
6C3 = 20

required prob = 20/70 or 2/7
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Re: probability : A&B [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2005, 17:11
= 6C3/8C4 = 20/70 = 2/7
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2005, 06:05
Bang on target.... 6C3/8C4 it is
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