# Answer to Question #16772 in Statistics and Probability for sam brown

Question #16772

a matchbox is dropped on the table.

experiments show that it lands:on its end with probability 0.1

on its edge with probability

and the rest of the time with its flat face.

what is the probability that the first box lands on its end and the second box land on its flat face

experiments show that it lands:on its end with probability 0.1

on its edge with probability

and the rest of the time with its flat face.

what is the probability that the first box lands on its end and the second box land on its flat face

Expert's answer

P(the first box lands on its end and the second box land on its flat face) =

= P(box lands on its end) * P (box lands on its flat face) =

& =& 0.1*(1-0.1-E),

where E is the probability that the box lands on its edge.

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