# Answer to Question #4133 in Statistics and Probability for Rahul

Question #4133

Three groups if children contains respectively 3 girls and 1 boy, 2 girls and 2 boys, and 1 girl and 3 boys. One child is selected at random from each group. Show that the chance that 3 selected consists of 1 girl and 2 boys is 13/32.

Expert's answer

The probability of selecting of 1 boy from the first group is 1/4, 1 girl 3/4

The probability of selecting of 1 boy from the second group is 1/2, 1 girl 1/2

The probability of selecting of 1 boy from the third group is 3/4, 1 girl 1/4.

The probability of selecting of 1 girl and 2 boys is

P(girl from I group) AND P(boy from II group) AND P(boy from III group) OR

P(boy from I group) AND P(girl from II group) AND P(boy from III group) OR

P(boy from I group) AND P(boy from II group) AND P(girl from III group)

In Math it equals to (AND = "*", OR = "+"):

3/4*1/2*3/4 + 1/4*1/2*3/4 + 1/4*1/2*1/4 = 9/32 + 3/32 + 1/32 = 13/32

The probability of selecting of 1 boy from the second group is 1/2, 1 girl 1/2

The probability of selecting of 1 boy from the third group is 3/4, 1 girl 1/4.

The probability of selecting of 1 girl and 2 boys is

P(girl from I group) AND P(boy from II group) AND P(boy from III group) OR

P(boy from I group) AND P(girl from II group) AND P(boy from III group) OR

P(boy from I group) AND P(boy from II group) AND P(girl from III group)

In Math it equals to (AND = "*", OR = "+"):

3/4*1/2*3/4 + 1/4*1/2*3/4 + 1/4*1/2*1/4 = 9/32 + 3/32 + 1/32 = 13/32

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Assignment Expert25.02.14, 19:45Dear abhi.

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abhi25.02.14, 18:00An urn A contains 2 white & 4 black balls. Another urn B contains 5 white & 7 black balls. A ball is transferred from urn A to urn B, then a ball is drawn from urn B. Find the probability that it is white

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