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# Kurt, a painter, has 9 jars of paint, 4 of which are yellow,

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Kurt, a painter, has 9 jars of paint, 4 of which are yellow, [#permalink]

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01 Dec 2004, 12:34
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Kurt, a painter, has 9 jars of paint, 4 of which are yellow, 2 are red and the remaining jars are brown. Kurt will combine 3 jars of paint into a new container to make a new color which he will name according to the following conditions:

Brun Y if the paint contains 2 jars of brown paint and no yellow
Brun X if the paint contains 3 jars of brown paint.
Jaune X if the paint contains at least 2 jars of yellow.
Jaune Y if the paint contains exactly 1 jar of yellow.

What is the probability that the new color will be Jaune?

A. 5/42
B. 37/42
C 1/21
D 4/9
E. 5/9
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01 Dec 2004, 17:22
Jaune OR Jaune X or Jaune Y ? Because it cannot be Jaune by itself

I got 41/126 ..which none of the options
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02 Dec 2004, 00:29
I think Jaune= Jaune X+JAune Y. Well im not getting any of the answer choices...
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02 Dec 2004, 00:37
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02 Dec 2004, 01:50
Thanks Venksune I was making some calculation mistakes
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02 Dec 2004, 01:50
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