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# A bag contains 3 red, 4 black and 2 white balls. What is the

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24 Dec 2003, 21:26
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A bag contains 3 red, 4 black and 2 white balls. What is the probability of drawing a red and a white ball in two successive draws, each ball being put back after it is drawn?

(A) 2/27

(B) 1/9

(C) 1/3

(D) 4/27

(E) 2/9
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24 Dec 2003, 22:18
Its a kinda tricky.. on first glance u will get A but the order in which the ball is drawn is not specified. It could be a red ball first or it could be a white ball first.
Hence the probability will be 2/27 + 2/27 = 4/27.
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24 Dec 2003, 22:23
shubhangi wrote:
Its a kinda tricky.. on first glance u will get A but the order in which the ball is drawn is not specified. It could be a red ball first or it could be a white ball first.
Hence the probability will be 2/27 + 2/27 = 4/27.

u got that right..!
24 Dec 2003, 22:23
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