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John and Mary are taking a mathematics course. The course has only three
grades: A, B, and C. The probability that John gets a B is .3. The probability
that Mary gets a B is .4. The probability that neither gets an A but at least
one gets a B is .1. What is the probability that at least one gets a B but
neither gets a C?
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23 Oct 2010, 18:31
abeer16 wrote:
John and Mary are taking a mathematics course. The course has only three
grades: A, B, and C. The probability that John gets a B is .3. The probability
that Mary gets a B is .4. The probability that neither gets an A but at least
one gets a B is .1. What is the probability that at least one gets a B but
neither gets a C?

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23 Oct 2010, 19:30
I am not convinced that this question is correct

P(neither a and at least one b) = P(both b) + P(one b, one c)

But, P(both b)=0.3*0.4=0.12>0.1

So this probability cannot be 0.1

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