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If two different numbers are randomly selected from set \(\{1, 2, 3, 4, 5\}\), what is the probability that the sum of the two numbers is greater than 4?

A. \(\frac{3}{5}\)
B. \(\frac{7}{10}\)
C. \(\frac{4}{5}\)
D. \(\frac{9}{10}\)
E. \(\frac{19}{20}\)

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Official Solution:

If two different numbers are randomly selected from set \(\{1, 2, 3, 4, 5\}\), what is the probability that the sum of the two numbers is greater than 4?

A. \(\frac{3}{5}\)
B. \(\frac{7}{10}\)
C. \(\frac{4}{5}\)
D. \(\frac{9}{10}\)
E. \(\frac{19}{20}\)


Let's find the probability of the opposite event and subtract that value from 1. The opposite event would be if we choose 2 different number so that their sum will be less or equal to 4.

The number of total outcomes is \(C^2_5=10\) (choosing 2 different numbers from the set of 5 different numbers);

The number of outcomes when \(sum\leq{4}\) is 2: only (1,2) and (1,3);

\(P=1-\frac{2}{10}=\frac{4}{5}\).


Answer: C
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Official Solution:

If two different numbers are randomly selected from set \(\{1, 2, 3, 4, 5\}\), what is the probability that the sum of the two numbers is greater than 4?

A. \(\frac{3}{5}\)
B. \(\frac{7}{10}\)
C. \(\frac{4}{5}\)
D. \(\frac{9}{10}\)
E. \(\frac{19}{20}\)


Let's find the probability of the opposite event and subtract that value from 1. The opposite event would be if we choose 2 different number so that their sum will be less or equal to 4.

The number of total outcomes is \(C^2_5=10\) (choosing 2 different numbers from the set of 5 different numbers);

The number of outcomes when \(sum\leq{4}\) is 2: only (1,2) and (1,3);

\(P=1-\frac{2}{10}=\frac{4}{5}\).


Answer: C


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why do I have only 2 possible outcomes? (1,2) and (1,3).. why doesn't (2,1) and (3,1) work? I can randomly select them in this order as well?

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By definition a subset contains only different elements of the subset. So {1,2} and {2,1} is the same subset.
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Bunuel wrote:
Official Solution:

If two different numbers are randomly selected from set \(\{1, 2, 3, 4, 5\}\), what is the probability that the sum of the two numbers is greater than 4?

A. \(\frac{3}{5}\)
B. \(\frac{7}{10}\)
C. \(\frac{4}{5}\)
D. \(\frac{9}{10}\)
E. \(\frac{19}{20}\)


Let's find the probability of the opposite event and subtract that value from 1. The opposite event would be if we choose 2 different number so that their sum will be less or equal to 4.

The number of total outcomes is \(C^2_5=10\) (choosing 2 different numbers from the set of 5 different numbers);

The number of outcomes when \(sum\leq{4}\) is 2: only (1,2) and (1,3);

\(P=1-\frac{2}{10}=\frac{4}{5}\).


Answer: C


The answer is wrong
\(P=1-\frac{2}{10}=\frac{8}{5}\). and not\(\frac{4}{5}\)
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Bunuel wrote:
Official Solution:

If two different numbers are randomly selected from set \(\{1, 2, 3, 4, 5\}\), what is the probability that the sum of the two numbers is greater than 4?

A. \(\frac{3}{5}\)
B. \(\frac{7}{10}\)
C. \(\frac{4}{5}\)
D. \(\frac{9}{10}\)
E. \(\frac{19}{20}\)


Let's find the probability of the opposite event and subtract that value from 1. The opposite event would be if we choose 2 different number so that their sum will be less or equal to 4.

The number of total outcomes is \(C^2_5=10\) (choosing 2 different numbers from the set of 5 different numbers);

The number of outcomes when \(sum\leq{4}\) is 2: only (1,2) and (1,3);

\(P=1-\frac{2}{10}=\frac{4}{5}\).


Answer: C


The answer is wrong
\(P=1-\frac{2}{10}=\frac{8}{5}\). and not\(\frac{4}{5}\)


Really? Check again, please.
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pranab223 wrote:
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Bunuel wrote:
Official Solution:

If two different numbers are randomly selected from set \(\{1, 2, 3, 4, 5\}\), what is the probability that the sum of the two numbers is greater than 4?

A. \(\frac{3}{5}\)
B. \(\frac{7}{10}\)
C. \(\frac{4}{5}\)
D. \(\frac{9}{10}\)
E. \(\frac{19}{20}\)


Let's find the probability of the opposite event and subtract that value from 1. The opposite event would be if we choose 2 different number so that their sum will be less or equal to 4.

The number of total outcomes is \(C^2_5=10\) (choosing 2 different numbers from the set of 5 different numbers);

The number of outcomes when \(sum\leq{4}\) is 2: only (1,2) and (1,3);

\(P=1-\frac{2}{10}=\frac{4}{5}\).


Answer: C


The answer is wrong
\(P=1-\frac{2}{10}=\frac{8}{5}\). and not\(\frac{4}{5}\)


Really? Check again, please.

You are right its \(\frac{4}{5}\)
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How is it not B =7/10?

When you consider the case , how many pairs of numbers whose sum is greater than 4, you get

(1,4),(1,5).(2,4),(2,5),(2,3),(3,4),(3,5),(4,5) which is 7 outcomes out of total possible 10 outcomes.

Please explain.
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How is it not B =7/10?

When you consider the case , how many pairs of numbers whose sum is greater than 4, you get

(1,4),(1,5).(2,4),(2,5),(2,3),(3,4),(3,5),(4,5) which is 7 outcomes out of total possible 10 outcomes.

Please explain.


It's not that hard to do the following:
1 - (1,4)
2 - (1,5)
3 - (2,4)
4 - (2,5)
5 - (2,3)
6 - (3,4)
7 - (3,5)
8 - (4,5)
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Only (1,2) and (1,3) are less than or equal to 4. The required probability is 1-(2/5C2). The answer is 4/5.
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New post 30 Jun 2018, 11:55
When you say 2 different numbers are randomly selected from set means it cannot be {1,1}, {2,2}, {3,3}, {4,4}, and {5,5}.
But it can be {1,2} or {2,1}.

The question should clearly indicate that subsets have to be different.

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Hi Brunei
This is my first post in GMAT club
I would like to know if the order matters for these type of questions.
I have seen the approach to be ambiguous in similar type of problems


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