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The probability of rain is 1/2 for every day next week. What is the chance that it rains on at least one day during the workweek (Monday through Friday)?

Probability of an Event Happening + Probability of that Event Not Happening = 1

Probability of Rain = 1 /2
Probability of No Rain =1- 1/2 = 1/2

For the five day period the Probability of No Rain = (1/2) * (1/2) * (1/2) * (1/2) * (1/2) = 1/32
For the Five day period the Probability of Rain = 1- 1/32 = 31/32
Answer Option B is Correct
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Given:
    • The probability that it rains is \(\frac{1}{2}\) for every day in the next week

To find:
    • The probability that it rains on at least one working day

Approach and Working:
P(E) = 1 – P(non-event)

    • In this case, P(non-event) = the probability that it does not rain on any working day = \(\frac{1}{2}* \frac{1}{2} * \frac{1}{2} * \frac{1}{2} * \frac{1}{2} = \frac{1}{2^5} = \frac{1}{32}\)

Therefore, P(E) = \(1 – \frac{1}{32} = \frac{31}{32}\)

Hence, the correct answer is Option B

Answer: B

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The probability of rain is 1/2 for every day next week. What is the chance that it rains on at least one day during the workweek (Monday through Friday)?

(A) 1/2
(B) 31/32
(C) 63/64
(D) 127/128
(E) 5/2



P of rain = 1/2

and P of no rain = 1/2

for 5 days P of no rain = (1/2)^5
1/32

or we can say at least 1 day it would rain = 1-1/32 = 31/32 IMO B
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