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Chapter 25 Data Handling IV (Probability) Exercise – 25.1

Question: 1

A coin is tossed 1000 times with the following frequencies:

Head: 445, Tail: 555

When a coin is tossed at random, what is the probability of getting?

(i). a head?

(ii). a tail?

Solution:

Total number of times a coin is tossed = 1000

Number of times a head comes up = 445

Number of times a tail comes up = 555

Number of times a tail comes up

 

Question: 2

A die is thrown 100 times and outcomes are noted as given below:

Outcome: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Frequency: 21 9 14 23 18 15

If a die is thrown at random, find the probability of getting a/an:

(i) 3 (ii) 5 (iii) 4 (iv) Even number (v) Odd number (vi) Number less than 3.

Solution:

Total number of trials = 100

Number of times “1” comes up = 21

Number of times “2” comes up = 9

Number of times “3” comes up = 14

Number of times “4” comes up = 23

Number of times “5” comes up = 18

Number of times “6” comes up = 15

Data Handling Probability Part 4

(iv) Frequency of getting an even no. = Frequency of 2 + Frequency of 4 + Frequency of 6 = 9 + 23 + 15 = 47

Probability to getting an even no.

(v) Frequency of getting an odd no. = Frequency of 1 + Frequency of 3 + Frequency of 5 = 21 + 14 + 18 = 53

Chapter 25 Data Handling iv probability exercise 25.1

 

Question: 3

A box contains two pair of socks of two colours (black and white). I have picked out a white sock. I pick out one more with my eyes closed. What is the probability that I will make a pair?

Solution:

No. of socks in the box = 4

Let B and W denote black and white socks respectively. Then we have:

S = {B,B,W,W}

If a white sock is picked out, then the total no. of socks left in the box = 3

No. of white socks left = 2 – 1 = 1

then the total no. of socks left in the box

 

Question: 4

Two coins are tossed simultaneously 500 times and the outcomes are noted as given below:

If same pair of coins is tossed at random, find the probability of getting:

(i) Two heads (ii) One head (iii) No head.

Solution:

Number of trials = 500

Number of outcomes of two heads (HH) = 105

Number of outcomes of one head (HT or TH) = 275

Number of outcomes of no head (TT) = 120

Number of outcomes of no head (TT)


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