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There are 3 boxes A, B and C. In box A, there are 3 green marbles and

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There are 3 boxes A, B and C. In box A, there are 3 green marbles and 5 yellow marbles. In box B, there are 2 red marbles and 3 green marbles. In box C, there are 4 white marbles and 5 green marbles. Choose randomly a box then pick randomly a marble from that box. What is the probability that picked marble is green?

A. 1/8
B. 55/96
C. 2/15
D. 551/1080
E. 551/360

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Can you explain please?
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\(P(A)*P(G)+P(B)*P(G)+P(C)*P(G)\)

\(\frac{1}{3} (\frac{3}{8} + \frac{3}{5} + \frac{5}{9}) = \frac{551}{1080}\)

Answer D.

First time I got 479, have you changed something?

Thanks for posting ones again.

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New post 11 Dec 2016, 09:50
vitaliyGMAT wrote:
\(P(A)*P(G)+P(B)*P(G)+P(C)*P(G)\)

\(\frac{1}{3} (\frac{3}{8} + \frac{3}{5} + \frac{5}{9}) = \frac{551}{1080}\)

Answer D.

First time I got 479, have you changed something?

Thanks fo posting one again.


Yes, I've corrected some typos mistakes. Sorry about that. :-D

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New post 10 Jan 2017, 03:40
Vitality,,,,Why did u multiply by 1/3 of whole,,,please
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There are 3 boxes A, B and C. In box A, there are 3 green marbles and 5 yellow marbles. In box B, there are 2 red marbles and 3 green marbles. In box C, there are 4 white marbles and 5 green marbles. Choose randomly a box then pick randomly a marble from that box. What is the probability that picked marble is green?

A. 1/8
B. 55/96
C. 2/15
D. 551/1080
E. 551/360


The probability of picking a green marble from the different boxes is different.

Probability of picking box A = 1/3
Probability of picking a green marble from box A = 3/8

Probability of picking box B = 1/3
Probability of picking a green marble from box B = 3/5

Probability of picking box C = 1/3
Probability of picking a green marble from box C = 5/9

Probability of picking a green marble from box A, B or C = (1/3)*(3/8) + (1/3)*(3/5) + (1/3)*(5/9) = 1/8 + 1/5 + 5/27 = 551/1080
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I got the cake,,,actually I didn't observe the line,,,,choose randomly a box and then picking up marble,,,,,,Thank you Karishma mam,,,,,
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New post 13 Jul 2017, 00:06
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
nguyendinhtuong wrote:
There are 3 boxes A, B and C. In box A, there are 3 green marbles and 5 yellow marbles. In box B, there are 2 red marbles and 3 green marbles. In box C, there are 4 white marbles and 5 green marbles. Choose randomly a box then pick randomly a marble from that box. What is the probability that picked marble is green?

A. 1/8
B. 55/96
C. 2/15
D. 551/1080
E. 551/360


The probability of picking a green marble from the different boxes is different.

Probability of picking box A = 1/3
Probability of picking a green marble from box A = 3/8

Probability of picking box B = 1/3
Probability of picking a green marble from box B = 3/5

Probability of picking box C = 1/3
Probability of picking a green marble from box C = 5/9

Probability of picking a green marble from box A, B or C = (1/3)*(3/8) + (1/3)*(3/5) + (1/3)*(5/9) = 1/8 + 1/5 + 5/27 = 551/1080


Hello VeritasPrepKarishma

I have solved this problem in the same way. I wonder how to do this using only combinatorics. Your inputs would be great :)
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