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# Ten colored marbles are placed in a bowl. Each of the marbles is one o

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Ten colored marbles are placed in a bowl. Each of the marbles is one of three colors—blue, red, or green. How many of the ten marbles are green?

(1) The probability of selecting a red marble from the bowl is 1 out of 5.
(2) The probability of selecting a blue marble is twice that of selecting a red marble.

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I think its a perfect C trap Question & hence I'll go with B
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22 Jan 2016, 20:03
(1) The probability of selecting a red marble from the bowl is 1 out of 5.
Total number of marbles = 10
Prob of selecting red marbles, P(Red) = 1/5
Therefore , number of red marbles = 2
We have no information of number of green marbles
Not sufficient
(2) The probability of selecting a blue marble is twice that of selecting a red marble.
P(Blue) = 2 * P(Red)
But since we have no information on actual number of either , we can't determine number of green marbles.
If number of blue =2 and red = 1 , green = 7
if number of blue =4 and red = 2 , green = 4
if number of blue =6 and red = 3 , green = 1
Not sufficient

Combining 1 and 2 , we get
Number (Red )=2
Number (Blue) = 4 and number (Green )= 4

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22 Jan 2016, 20:08
paidlukkha wrote:
I think its a perfect C trap Question & hence I'll go with B

Hi,
Never answer a Q just by thinking it to be a kind of a trap...
You may do the guessing part if you do not find any way to move ahead..
This Q is easily do-able
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22 Jan 2016, 23:14
chetan2u wrote:
paidlukkha wrote:
I think its a perfect C trap Question & hence I'll go with B

Hi,
Never answer a Q just by thinking it to be a kind of a trap...
You may do the guessing part if you do not find any way to move ahead..
This Q is easily do-able

Yes, I did try to solve S2 & thought it was suff
but Yes, not every Q is a C trap

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