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Is the probability of choosing a student in class X who has scored

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Is the probability of choosing a student in class X who has scored more than 50% greater than \(\frac{1}{4}\)?

(1) probability of choosing a boy in class X who has scored more than 50% is \(\frac{1}{2}\).
(2) probability of choosing a girl in the class X is \(\frac{2}{5}\).


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Is the probability of choosing a student in class X who has scored more than 50% greater than \(\frac{1}{4}\)?

(1) probability of choosing a boy in class X who has scored more than 50% is \(\frac{1}{2}\).
(2) probability of choosing a girl in the class X is \(\frac{2}{5}\).


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so Q is :- P of picking a student scoring more than 50% >1/4??

lets see the statements

(1) probability of choosing a boy in class X who has scored more than 50% is \(\frac{1}{2}\).
Tells us about boys. nothing about girls..
insuff

(2) probability of choosing a girl in the class X is \(\frac{2}{5}\)
again info only about girls but doesn't tell us that how many girls score >50%
insuff

Combined
Easy to chose E as the numbers of both not known..
But always solve -
statement II tells us that girls are \(\frac{2}{5}\) , so boys are \(\frac{3}{5}\)
statement I tells us that 1/2 of boys scored more than 50%
so ATLEAST \(\frac{1}{2}*\frac{3}{5}=\frac{3}{10}\) scored more than 50%, even if none of the girls scored above 50%
\(\frac{3}{10}>\frac{1}{4}\), so ans is always YES
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chetan2u wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
Is the probability of choosing a student in class X who has scored more than 50% greater than \(\frac{1}{4}\)?

(1) probability of choosing a boy in class X who has scored more than 50% is \(\frac{1}{2}\).
(2) probability of choosing a girl in the class X is \(\frac{2}{5}\).


self made


so Q is :- P of picking a student scoring more than 50% >1/4??

lets see the statements

(1) probability of choosing a boy in class X who has scored more than 50% is \(\frac{1}{2}\).
Tells us about boys. nothing about girls..
insuff

(2) probability of choosing a girl in the class X is \(\frac{2}{5}\)
again info only about girls but doesn't tell us that how many girls score >50%
insuff

Combined
Easy to chose E as the numbers of both not known..
But always solve -
statement II tells us that girls are \(\frac{2}{5}\) , so boys are \(\frac{3}{5}\)
statement I tells us that 1/2 of boys scored more than 50%
so ATLEAST \(\frac{1}{2}*\frac{3}{5}=\frac{3}{10}\) scored more than 50%, even if none of the girls scored above 50%
\(\frac{3}{10}>\frac{1}{4}\), so ans is always YES
suff

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