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# A basket contains 5 apples, 1 spoilt and the rest good. If

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06 Sep 2008, 22:04
A basket contains 5 apples, 1 spoilt and the rest good. If two apples are selected simultanoeusly and at random , what is the probability that the two apples will include the spoiled apple ?

A) 1/5

B) 3/10

C) 2/5

D) 1/2

E) 2/5

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06 Sep 2008, 22:19
tlntd42 wrote:
A basket contains 5 apples, 1 spoilt and the rest good. If two apples are selected simultanoeusly and at random , what is the probability that the two apples will include the spoiled apple ?

A) 1/5

B) 3/10

C) 2/5

D) 1/2

E) 2/5

= 4C1*1C1/5C2 = 4/10 =2/5
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06 Sep 2008, 22:46
tlntd42 wrote:
A basket contains 5 apples, 1 spoilt and the rest good. If two apples are selected simultanoeusly and at random , what is the probability that the two apples will include the spoiled apple ?

A) 1/5

B) 3/10

C) 2/5

D) 1/2

E) 2/5

1/5 + 4/5*1/4 = 1/5 + 1/5 = 2/5

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