Lolaergasheva wrote:
Each of the eggs in a bowl is dyed red, or green, or blue. If one egg is to be removed at random. what is the probability that the egg will be green?
(1) There are 5 red eggs in the bowl.
(2) The probability that the egg will be blue is 1/3
Target question: What is the probability that the egg will be green?Upon scanning the two statements, it certainly seems like there isn't enough information (each statement mentions just 1 color, and neither statement mentions green eggs)
As such, we can probably head straight to....
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Statements 1 and 2 combined There are several scenarios that satisfy BOTH statements. Here are two:
Case a: There are 5 red eggs, 1 green egg and 3 blue eggs (notice that both statements are satisfied). In this case, the answer to the target question is
P(select green egg) = 1/9Case b: There are 5 red eggs, 3 green egg and 4 blue eggs (notice that both statements are satisfied). In this case, the answer to the target question is
P(select green egg) = 3/12 = 1/4Since we cannot answer the
target question with certainty, the combined statements are NOT SUFFICIENT
Answer: E
Cheers,
Brent