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A box contains 5 red marbles, 8 white marbles and 4 green marbles. One marble is taken out of the box at random. What is the probability that the marble taken out will be (i) red? (ii) white? (iii) not green?


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Step 1: Find the total number marbles in the box

Number of red marbles in box =5

Number of white marbles in box =8

Number of green marbles in box=4

Total numbers of marbles in box=5+8+4=17
Step 2: Use the classical definition of probability
P(E)=NumberoffavourableoutcomesTotalnumberofoutcomes

P(gettingred)=517=0.29

P(gettingwhite)=817=0.47

P(green)=417=0.23

Step 3: Use the formula for the probability of complementary event

PE+P(E')=1

P(notgreen)=1-P(green)=1-47=0.77

Hence, probability of getting red is 0.29, probability of getting white is 0.47 and probability of not getting green is 0.77


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