# RD Sharma Solutions Class 12 Probability Exercise 31.6

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Exercise 31.6

1. Solution:

Given,

Bag A contains 5 white and 6 black balls

Bag B contains 4 white and 3 black balls

Now, there are two ways of transferring a ball from bag A to bag B

Way â€“ 1

By transferring one white ball from bag A to bag B, then drawing one black ball from bag B.

Way â€“ 2

By transferring one black ball from bag A to bag B, then drawing one black ball from bag B.

Let E1, E2 and A be events as below:

E1 â€“ One white ball drawn from bag A

E2 â€“ One black ball drawn from bag A

A â€“ One black ball drawn from bag B

So, we have

P(E1) = 5/11

P(E2) = 6/11

Now,

P(A/E1) = 3/8 [Since, E1 has increased one white ball in bag B]

P(A/E2) = 4/8 [Since, E2 has increased one black ball in bag B]

By the law of total probability, we get

P(A) = P(E1). P(A/E1) + P(E2). P(A/E2)

= (5/11 x 3/8) + (6/11 x 4/8)

= 15/88 + 24/88

= 39/88

Hence, the required probability is 39/88.

2. Solution:

Given,

Purse (I) contains 2 silver and 4 copper coins

Purse (II) contains 4 silver and 3 copper coins

Now, one coin is drawn from one of the two purse and it is silver

Let E1, E2 and A be events as below:

E1 â€“ selecting purse I

E2 â€“ selecting purse II

A â€“ drawing a silver coin

So, we have

P(E1) = 1/2

P(E2) = 1/2 [As there are only 2 purses]

Now,

P(A/E1) = P(drawing a silver from purse I)

= 2/6

= 1/3

P(A/E2) = P(drawing a silver coin from purse II)

= 4/7

By the law of total probability, we get

P(A) = P(E1). P(A/E1) + P(E2). P(A/E2)

= (1/2 x 1/3) + (1/2 x 4/7)

= 1/6 + 4/14

= (7 + 12)/42

= 19/42

Hence, the required probability is 19/42.

3. Solution:

Given,

Bag I contains 4 yellow and 5 red balls

Bag II contains 6 yellow and 3 red balls

Now, there are two ways of transferring a ball from bag I to bag II

Way â€“ 1

By transferring one yellow ball from bag I to bag II, then one yellow ball is drawn from bag II.

Way â€“ 2

By transferring one red ball from bag I to bag II, then one yellow ball is drawn from bag II.

Let E1, E2 and A be events as below:

E1 â€“ One yellow ball drawn from bag I

E2 â€“ One red ball drawn from bag I

A â€“ One yellow ball drawn from bag II

So, we have

P(E1) = 4/9

P(E2) = 5/9

Now,

P(A/E1) = 7/10 [Since, E1 has increased one yellow ball in bag II]

P(A/E2) = 6/10 [Since, E2 has increased one red ball in bag II]

By the law of total probability, we get

P(A) = P(E1). P(A/E1) + P(E2). P(A/E2)

= (4/9 x 7/10) + (5/9 x 6/10)

= (28 + 30)/90

= 58/90

= 29/45

Hence, the required probability is 29/45.

4. Solution:

Given,

Bag I contains 3 white and 2 black balls

Bag II contains 2 white and 4 black balls

One bag is chosen at random, then one ball is drawn and it is white

Let E1, E2 and A be events as below:

E1 â€“ Choosing bag I

E2 â€“ Choosing bag II

A â€“ Drawing one white ball

So, we have

P(E1) = 1/2

P(E2) = 1/2 [Since, there are only 2 bags]

Now,

P(A/E1) = P(drawing a white ball from Bag I)

= 3/5

P(A/E2) = P(drawing a white ball from Bag II)

= 2/6

By the law of total probability, we get

P(A) = P(E1). P(A/E1) + P(E2). P(A/E2)

= (Â½ x 3/5) + (Â½ x 2/6)

= 3/10 + 2/12

= (18 + 10)/60

= 28/60

= 7/15

Hence, the required probability is 7/15.

5. Solution:

Given,

Bag I contains 1 white, 2 black and 3 red balls

Bag II contains 2 white, 1 black and 1 red balls

Bag III contains 4 white, 5 black and 3 red balls

One bag is chosen at random, then one red ball and one white ball is drawn

Let E1, E2, E3 and A be events as below:

E1 â€“ Choosing bag I

E2 â€“ Choosing bag II

E3 â€“ Choosing bag III

A â€“ Drawing one red and one white ball

So, we have

P(E1) = 1/3

P(E2) = 1/3

P(E3) = 1/3 [Since, there are only 3 bags]

Now,

P(A/E1) = P(drawing one red and one white ball from Bag I)

= (1C1 x 3C1)/ 6C2

= (1 x 3)/ (30/2)

= 1/5

P(A/E2) = P(drawing one red and one white ball from Bag II)

= (2C1 x 1C1)/ 4C2

= (2 x 1)/ (12/2)

= 1/3

P(A/E3) = P(drawing one red and one white ball from Bag III)

= (4C1 x 3C1)/ 12C2

= (4 x 3)/ (132/2)

=2/11

By the law of total probability, we get

P(A) = P(E1). P(A/E1) + P(E2). P(A/E2) + P(E3). P(A/E3)

= (1/3 x 1/5) + (1/3 x 1/3) + (1/3 x 2/11)

= 1/15 + 1/9 + 2/33

= (33 + 55 + 30)/495

= 118/495

Hence, the required probability is 118/495.