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In a certain game, a player begins with a bag containing tiles numbered 1 through 10, each of which has an equal probability of being selected. The player draws one tile. If the tile is even, the player stops. If not, the player draws another tile without replacing the first. If this second tile is even, the player stops. If not, the player draws a third tile—without replacing either of the first two tiles—and then stops. What is the probability that at the conclusion of the game, the sum of the tiles that the player has drawn is odd? A) 5/18 B) 13/36 C) 3/8 D) 5/8 E) 23/36 Kudos for a correct solution.
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27 Aug 2015, 04:14
hi bunel pls correct me if my approach is wrong. player begins with containing tiles 1 to 10 and have equal probability of selecting means Proabability of selecting one number =1/10. here 5 even numbers and 5 odd numbers are there.
Next , player draws one title , if number is even player stops or otherwise title is odd without replacement player draws second title. If second title is even , player stops or title is odd without replacement player draws third title.
in third title , without replacement of first and second title, player draws and stops it.
the sum of tilte probability is odd. here two conditions are possible. 1st condition is 1st title is odd+ 2nd title is even stops= probability of selecting one title is 1/10*5c1. Here are we are not selecting 1st condition as even stops because sum of tile is odd. Here 5 odd numbers are there we can select 1out of 5 odd numbers. without replacement of fist we select second tilte is even. is 5/10*5c1/9c1. here we are selecting one number out of remaining 9 numbers. so probability is 5/18. we are selecting 1 even number out of 5.
2nd condition is 1stodd without replacement,2nd odd without replacement and 3rd one also odd to get odd as sum of title. Then probability is 5/10*4/9*3/8=1/12.
Finally sum of probability of two conditions is 5/18+1/12 =13/36. so option B is correct.




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27 Aug 2015, 04:22
Hi
Option B
There are two possible cases.
First case : Odd Odd Odd
Probability is (5/10*4/9*3/8) => 1/12
Second case : Odd even
Probability is (5/10*4/9) => 5/18
Total probability => 1/12 + 1/18 = 13/36
Am I missing anything?
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27 Aug 2015, 05:06
Odd, Odd, Odd: 5/10*4/9*3/8 = 1/12 Odd, Even: 5/10*4/9 = 65/180
1/12+65/180=13/36 Option B
The tricky part is picking up that only three tiles are drawn, very tricky wording, which I suppose is a classic technique for 700type questions. Didn't see it myself at first.
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Bunuel wrote: In a certain game, a player begins with a bag containing tiles numbered 1 through 10, each of which has an equal probability of being selected. The player draws one tile. If the tile is even, the player stops. If not, the player draws another tile without replacing the first. If this second tile is even, the player stops. If not, the player draws a third tile—without replacing either of the first two tiles—and then stops. What is the probability that at the conclusion of the game, the sum of the tiles that the player has drawn is odd?
A) 5/18 B) 13/36 C) 3/8 D) 5/8 E) 23/36
Kudos for a correct solution. out of the four ways in which the game can end (E,OE,OOE,OOO) the two ways that result in an odd sum are OE,OOO. so,the probability is P(OE)+P(OOO)= (5/10)* (5/9)+(5/10)*(4/9)*(3/8)=13/36. PS: P( OE ) = 5odd/total 10 * 5 even / remaining 9. P( OOO ) = 5odd/total 10 * remaining 4odd/ total remaining 9 * remaining 3 odd / total remaining 8 . Option B
Originally posted by suhasreddy on 27 Aug 2015, 09:13.
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27 Aug 2015, 09:32
Bunuel wrote: In a certain game, a player begins with a bag containing tiles numbered 1 through 10, each of which has an equal probability of being selected. The player draws one tile. If the tile is even, the player stops. If not, the player draws another tile without replacing the first. If this second tile is even, the player stops. If not, the player draws a third tile—without replacing either of the first two tiles—and then stops. What is the probability that at the conclusion of the game, the sum of the tiles that the player has drawn is odd?
A) 5/18 B) 13/36 C) 3/8 D) 5/8 E) 23/36
Kudos for a correct solution. I solved by first finding the probability that it would be even. There are two options that the out come could be even. Option 1: First tile picked is even. Probability of 1/2 Option 2: First two tiles picked are odd and the third tile is even. Probability of (1/2)*(4/9)*(5/8) = 5/36 1(5/36+1/2) = 13/36 Option B
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27 Aug 2015, 11:29
Hi bunuel,
It should be 13/36 as explained by others.
But, if the tiles are replaced every time............
Is the answer for that question: (5C1 * 5C1/10C2)+(5C3/10C3)
First Case  First tile odd & Second tile even; Second Case  All the tiles odd.
Please confirm
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28 Aug 2015, 06:10
Hi All, Please enlighten me. I see 3 scenarios. 1. 3 cards are all odd. Hence. 5/10 * 4/9 * 3/8 = 1/12; 2. One odd and one even; (The game ended when the even card was picked) 5/10 * 5/ 9 = 5 /18; 3. Two Odds and one even (the game finished) 5/10 * 4 /9 * 5/8= 5/36. hence probability is coming 1/2. Please help me with this question. Bunuel wrote: In a certain game, a player begins with a bag containing tiles numbered 1 through 10, each of which has an equal probability of being selected. The player draws one tile. If the tile is even, the player stops. If not, the player draws another tile without replacing the first. If this second tile is even, the player stops. If not, the player draws a third tile—without replacing either of the first two tiles—and then stops. What is the probability that at the conclusion of the game, the sum of the tiles that the player has drawn is odd?
A) 5/18 B) 13/36 C) 3/8 D) 5/8 E) 23/36
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28 Aug 2015, 09:47
Hi shriramvelamuri,
the question is asking for "the probability that at the conclusion of the game, the sum of the tiles that the player has drawn is odd" OOE will make the sum even and hence that condition is not considered!!!



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My solution has totally different result. I beg at least a little clue from Bunuel . There are following number of ways: 1. E 2. O+E=O 3. O+O+E=E 4. O+O+O+E=O 5. O+O+O+O+E=E 6. O+O+O+O+O+E=O We need only odd results. 2. 5/10 * 5/9 = 5/18 4. 5/10 * 4/9 * 3/8 * 5/7 = 5/84 6. 5/10 * 4/9 * 3/8 * 2/7 * 1/6 * 5/5 = 1/252 Total probability is 5/18 + 5/84 + 1/252 = 67/126
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Bunuel wrote: In a certain game, a player begins with a bag containing tiles numbered 1 through 10, each of which has an equal probability of being selected. The player draws one tile. If the tile is even, the player stops. If not, the player draws another tile without replacing the first. If this second tile is even, the player stops. If not, the player draws a third tile—without replacing either of the first two tiles—and then stops. What is the probability that at the conclusion of the game, the sum of the tiles that the player has drawn is odd?
A) 5/18 B) 13/36 C) 3/8 D) 5/8 E) 23/36
Kudos for a correct solution. the game concludes in one of the following situations: a)first tile is evennumber of tiles drawn is 1 b)first odd and second even number of tiles drawn is 2 c) first odd, second odd, and third even 3 tiles d) first odd, second odd, third odd and fourth even4 tiles e)first odd, second odd, third odd, fourth odd, and fifth even5 tiles f)first odd, second odd, third odd, fourth odd, fifth odd, and sixth even6 tiles No more draw is required. Is it sum of the tiles or sum of the numbers on the tiles. In both the cases, the probability is 1/2



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OH MY GOD. game ends after 3 draws. hitting my head.
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14 Aug 2018, 17:09
Two distinct events:
1. odd, odd, odd: P = 5/10 * 4/9 * 3/8 = 1/12 2. odd, even: P = 5/10 * 5/9 = 5/18; 5/9 implies that you still have 5 even tiles left from the 9 total tiles (remember that 1 odd tile was picked up in the first round)
Summing the two distinct events: 1/12 + 5/18 = 13/36
Answer: B.




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