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There is a black bag which contains 100 identical balls. 99 of those balls are red in color and remaining 1 is white. Now, if you take a ball out from the bag, what can be said about its color?


A

It must be red

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B

It must be white

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C

May be red or white

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D

Nothing can be said about the colour.

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Solution

The correct option is C

May be red or white


The withdrawn ball may be of red color or white color. Since red balls are 99 in number, it is more likely that withdrawn ball will be red in color. Similarly, it is less likely that ball will be white. We can never be sure that withdrawn ball is of red or white unless all the balls are of the same color or there is only one ball in the bag.


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