# Answer to Question #20330 in Statistics and Probability for pankaj

Question #20330

Two marbles are drawn on succession from a box contataing 10red, 30white, 20blue & 15 orange marbles with replacement being made after each drawing. Find the probability that

1.both are white

2.first is red & second is white

Expert's answer

1.

Probability of the first white is:30/(10+20+15)=30/45=10/15=2/3

Probability of the second white is: 29/44*2/3=58/132

2.

Probability of the first red is: 10/45=2/9

Probability of the second white is 30/44*2/9=50/44*3=50/132

Probability of the first white is:30/(10+20+15)=30/45=10/15=2/3

Probability of the second white is: 29/44*2/3=58/132

2.

Probability of the first red is: 10/45=2/9

Probability of the second white is 30/44*2/9=50/44*3=50/132

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