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Unformatted text preview: c Kendra Kilmer October 11, 2011 Section 7.4  Use of Counting Techniques in Probability First, some counting problems from Sections 6.3 and 6.4: Example 1: An investor has selected a mutual fund to invest his money in. He plans on observing its performance over the next ten years. He will consider the year a success (S) if the mutal fund performs above average and a failure (F) otherwise. a) How many different outcomes are possible? b) How many different outcomes have exactly six successes? c) How many different outcomes have at least two successes? Example 2: Five cards are randomly selected from a standard deck of 52 cards to form a poker hand. Determine the number of ways a person can be dealt a full house (that is a three of a kind and a two of a kind) 7 c Kendra Kilmer October 11, 2011 Computing the probability of an event in a uniform sample space : Let S be a uniform sample space and let E be any event. Then, P ( E ) = n ( E ) n ( S ) where n ( E ) is the number of outcomes in E...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course MATH 141 taught by Professor Jillzarestky during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.
 Fall '08
 JillZarestky
 Counting, Probability

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