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 July 12th, 2012, 09:46 PM #1 Senior Member     Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 745 Thanks: 7 The probability that: two are white and one is blue. A box contains identical balls of which 12 are red, 16 white and 8 blue. Three balls are drawn from the box one after the other without replacement. Find the probability that: two are white and one is blue. Please I need working and explaination.
 July 12th, 2012, 10:04 PM #2 Senior Member     Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs Re: The probability that: two are white and one is blue. In the numerator, we will have the product $16\cdot15\cdot8$ and in the denominator $36\cdot35\cdot34$. There are 3 distinct ways to order the balls, hence: $P(X)=3\cdot\frac{16\cdot15\cdot8}{36\cdot35\cdot34 }=\frac{16}{119}$
 July 13th, 2012, 02:17 AM #3 Senior Member     Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 745 Thanks: 7 Re: The probability that: two are white and one is blue. Yes you are right. That is the answer. Just give me a clue on how you know the number of orders, for example, this one is in this order P(wwb) + P(bww) + P(wbw) i.e 3 orders. How do you know the one that should be in two, three or six orders?
 July 13th, 2012, 09:06 AM #4 Senior Member     Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs Re: The probability that: two are white and one is blue. The way I looked at it, there are three positions the one blue ball may occupy.
 July 13th, 2012, 10:42 AM #5 Senior Member     Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 745 Thanks: 7 Re: The probability that: two are white and one is blue. Alright! Thank you for the help.
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Hello, Chikis!

Another approach . . .

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 A box contains identical balls of which 12 are red, 16 white and 8 blue. Three balls are drawn from the box one after the other without replacement. Find the probability that: two are white and one is blue.

$\text{Drawing 3 balls from the available 36 balls, there are: }\,{36\choose3} \,=\,7140\text{ possible outcomes.}$

$\text{To get two white and one blue, there are: }\,{16\choose2}{8\choose1} \,=\,960\text{ ways.}$

$\text{Therefore: }\:P(2W,\,1B) \;=\;\frac{960}{7140} \;=\;\frac{16}{119}$

 July 25th, 2012, 03:41 AM #7 Newbie   Joined: Jul 2012 From: India Posts: 8 Thanks: 0 Re: The probability that: two are white and one is blue. A box contains identical balls of which 12 are red, 16 white and 8 blue. Three balls are drawn from the box one after the other without replacement. Find the probability that: two are white and one is blue. possible combination WWB + WBW + BWW = 16/36 * 15/35 * 8/34 + 16/36 * 8/35 * 15/34 + 8/36 * 16/35 * 15/34 = 16/119
 July 25th, 2012, 07:45 PM #8 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,594 Thanks: 1038 Re: The probability that: two are white and one is blue. Ahhh....I see...you're doing this to SNEAK IN your advertizing
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