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### HideShow timer Statistics A club has exactly 3 men and 7 women as members. If two members are selected at random to be president and vice-president respectively, and if no member can hold two offices simultaneously, what is the probability that a woman is selected for at least one of the positions?

A. $$\frac{14}{15}$$

B. $$\frac{4}{5}$$

C. $$\frac{8}{15}$$

D. $$\frac{7}{15}$$

E. $$\frac{1}{5}$$

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Bunuel wrote:
A club has exactly 3 men and 7 women as members. If two members are selected at random to be president and vice-president respectively, and if no member can hold two offices simultaneously, what is the probability that a woman is selected for at least one of the positions?

A. $$\frac{14}{15}$$

B. $$\frac{4}{5}$$

C. $$\frac{8}{15}$$

D. $$\frac{7}{15}$$

E. $$\frac{1}{5}$$

Best way is to find P of none and then subtract from 1
So 1st man can be selected with a P of 3/10
Next would be 2/9
Thus both as man = 3/10*2/9=6/90=1/15
So prob both are not man, which is same as at least one woman =1-1/15=14/15
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Of course the lengthy process would be..
1) first is woman and second man = 7/10*3/9=7/30
2) first is man and second is woman=3/10*7/9=7/30
3) both are women= 7/10*6/9=14/30
Total = 7/30+7/30+14/30=(7+7+14)/30=28/30=14/15
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