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The Full House Casino is running a new promotion. Each [#permalink]
27 Sep 2012, 11:41

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The Full House Casino is running a new promotion. Each person visiting the casino has the opportunity to play the Trip Aces game. In Trip Aces, a player is randomly dealt three cards, without replacement, from a deck of 8 cards. If a player receives 3 aces, they will receive a free trip to one of 10 vacation destinations. If the deck of 8 cards contains 3 aces, what is the probability that a player will win a trip?

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27 Sep 2012, 11:48

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joesamson wrote:

The Full House Casino is running a new promotion. Each person visiting the casino has the opportunity to play the Trip Aces game. In Trip Aces, a player is randomly dealt three cards, without replacement, from a deck of 8 cards. If a player receives 3 aces, they will receive a free trip to one of 10 vacation destinations. If the deck of 8 cards contains 3 aces, what is the probability that a player will win a trip?

A. 1/336 B. 1/120 C. 1/56 D. 1/720 E. 1/1440

P=P(ace in the first draw)*P(ace in the second draw)*P(ace in the third draw)=3/8*2/7*1/6=1/56.

Re: The Full House Casino is running a new promotion. Each [#permalink]
29 Sep 2012, 23:42

Bunuel wrote:

joesamson wrote:

The Full House Casino is running a new promotion. Each person visiting the casino has the opportunity to play the Trip Aces game. In Trip Aces, a player is randomly dealt three cards, without replacement, from a deck of 8 cards. If a player receives 3 aces, they will receive a free trip to one of 10 vacation destinations. If the deck of 8 cards contains 3 aces, what is the probability that a player will win a trip?

A. 1/336 B. 1/120 C. 1/56 D. 1/720 E. 1/1440

P=P(ace in the first draw)*P(ace in the second draw)*P(ace in the third draw)=3/8*2/7*1/6=1/56.

Answer: C.

Bunuel.. If question wud ask ...with replacement then??

then solution wud b like this..

3/8*3/8*3/8= 27/512..rite?? _________________

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01 Oct 2012, 05:49

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sanjoo wrote:

Bunuel wrote:

joesamson wrote:

The Full House Casino is running a new promotion. Each person visiting the casino has the opportunity to play the Trip Aces game. In Trip Aces, a player is randomly dealt three cards, without replacement, from a deck of 8 cards. If a player receives 3 aces, they will receive a free trip to one of 10 vacation destinations. If the deck of 8 cards contains 3 aces, what is the probability that a player will win a trip?

A. 1/336 B. 1/120 C. 1/56 D. 1/720 E. 1/1440

P=P(ace in the first draw)*P(ace in the second draw)*P(ace in the third draw)=3/8*2/7*1/6=1/56.

Answer: C.

Bunuel.. If question wud ask ...with replacement then??

then solution wud b like this..

3/8*3/8*3/8= 27/512..rite??

Yes, since in this case, each time we would be picking from 8 cards with 3 aces. _________________

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