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Use the following to answer question 1.
A standard deck of cards has 52 cards. The cards have one of 2 colors: 26 cards in the
deck are red and 26 are black. The cards have one of 4 denominations: 13 cards are
hearts (red), 13 cards are diamonds (red), 13 cards are clubs (black), and 13 cards are
spades (black).
1. One card is selected at random and the denomination is recorded.
Which of the
following is the correct sample space
S
for the set of possible outcomes?
A)
S
= {red, black}
B)
S
= {red, red, black, black}
C)
S
= {hearts, diamonds, clubs, spades}
D)
S
= {red, black, hearts, diamonds, clubs, spades
E)
Can’t tell from the information given
Use the following to answer question 2.
If you draw an M&M candy at random from a bag of the candies, the candy you draw
will have one of six colors.
The probability of drawing each color depends on the
proportion of each color among all candies made.
Assume the table below gives the
Color
Brown
Red
Yellow
Green
Orange
Blue
Probability
0.3
0.3
?
0.1
0.1
0.1
2. If you select two M&M's and the colors of the two are independent, then what is the
probability that both are the same color?
A) 0.01
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 Spring '08
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