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Each candle in a particular box is either round or square and either scented or unscented. If 60% of the candles are round, what is the probability that a candle selected randomly from the box will be unscented?

(1) If a candle is scented, it has an 80% chance of being round.
(2) If a candle is square, it has a 25% chance of being scented.

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SajjadAhmad wrote:
Each candle in a particular box is either round or square and either scented or unscented. If 60% of the candles are round, what is the probability that a candle selected randomly from the box will be unscented?

(1) If a candle is scented, it has an 80% chance of being round.
(2) If a candle is square, it has a 25% chance of being scented.



C will be answer ....As per my calculation the probability will be 0.5...
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SajjadAhmad wrote:
Each candle in a particular box is either round or square and either scented or unscented. If 60% of the candles are round, what is the probability that a candle selected randomly from the box will be unscented?

(1) If a candle is scented, it has an 80% chance of being round.
(2) If a candle is square, it has a 25% chance of being scented.


Hi,

Could you give the official solution or could any of the experts help in reaching a solution to this question? I was past my 2 minute barrier and couldn't even formulate a solution.

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answer should be C, as by combining the two statements, we get our answer
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New post 05 Jul 2017, 11:57
I could solve the question based on equation(s), but in my opinion this is too tough for sub 700 level question. If anyone has any better and quick solution, please help.
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