# Answer to Question #14061 in Statistics and Probability for Savio

Question #14061

The probability of Mr.John solving a problem is 3/4.The probability of Mr.Steave solving is 1/4.What is the probability that a given problem will be solved?

Expert's answer

Probability that each person is solving problem is ½. Whether Mr.John or Mr. Steave.

Probability that Mr.John will be solving and solve successfully: ½ *3/4& =37.5%

Probability that Mr.Steave will be solving and solve successfully: ½ *1/4& =12.5%

Probability is 37.5%+12.5%=50%

Probability that Mr.John will be solving and solve successfully: ½ *3/4& =37.5%

Probability that Mr.Steave will be solving and solve successfully: ½ *1/4& =12.5%

Probability is 37.5%+12.5%=50%

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