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## Tamilnadu Samacheer Kalvi 10th Maths Solutions Chapter 8 Statistics and Probability Ex 8.4

Question 1.

If P (A) = \(\frac{2}{3}\), P(B) = \(\frac{2}{5}\), P(A ∪ B) = \(\frac{1}{3}\), then find P(A ∩ B).

Answer:

P(A ∪ B) = P (A) + P (B) – P (A ∩ B)

\(\frac{1}{3}=\frac{2}{3}+\frac{2}{5}\) – P (A ∩ B)

Question 2.

A and B are two events such that, P(A) = 0.42, P(B) = 0.48, and P(A∩B)=016. Find (i) P(not A)

(ii) P(not B)

(iii) P(A or B)

Solution:

(a) P(A) = 0.42 ;

P(B) = 0.48

P(A∩B) = 0.16

(i) P(not A) = P(\(\overline{\mathbf{A}}\)) = 1 – P(A) = 1 – 0.42 = 0.58

(ii) P(not B) = P(\(\overline{\mathbf{B}}\)) = 1 – P(B) = 1 – 0.48 = 0.52

(iii) P(A or B) = P(A∪B) = P(A) + P(B) – P(A∩B)

= 0.42 + 0.48 – 0.16

= 0.74

Question 3.

If A and B are two mutually exclusive events of a random experiment and P (not A) = 0.45, P (A ∪ B) = 0.65, then find P(B).

Answer:

P(not A) = 0.45

1 – P (A) = 0.45

P (A) = 1 – 0.45 = 0.55

P(A ∪ B) = P (A) + P (B)

0. 65 = 0.55 + P(B)

0. 65 – 0.55 = P(B)

0.10 = P (B)

P(B) = 0.1

Question 4.

The probability that atleast one of A and B occur is 0.6. If A and B occur simultaneously with probability 0.2, then find P(\(\overline{\mathbf{A}}\)) + P(\(\overline{\mathbf{B}}\)).

Solution:

P(A∪B) = 0.6

P(A∩B) = 0.2

P(A) + P(B) = [1 – P(A∪B)] + [1 – P(A∩B)] = [1 – 0.6] + [1 – 0.2]

= 0.4 + 0.8 = 1.2

Question 5.

The probability of happening of an event A is 0.5 and that of B is 0.3. If A and B are mutually exclusive events, then find the probability of neither A nor B happen.

Answer:

Here P(A) = 0.5, P (B) = 0.3

P(A ∪ B) = P (A) + P(B) [A and B are mutually exclusive]

= 0.5 + 0.3

= 0.8

Probability of neither A nor [P(A ∪ B)’] = 1 – P(A ∪ B) = 1 – 0.8 = 0.2

Question 6.

Two dice are rolled once. Find the probability of getting an even number on the first die or a total of face sum 8.

Answer:

Sample space = {(1, 1), (1, 2), (1, 3), (1, 4), (1, 5), (1, 6), (2, 1), (2, 2), (2, 3), (2, 4), (2, 5), (2, 6), (3, 1), (3, 2), (3, 3), (3, 4), (3, 5), (3, 6), (4, 1), (4, 2), (4, 3), (4, 4), (4, 5), (4, 6), (5, 1), (5, 2), (5, 3), (5, 4), (5, 5), (5, 6), (6, 1), (6, 2), (6, 3), (6, 4), (6, 5), (6, 6)}

n (S) = 36

Let A be the event of getting an even number on the first time

A = {(2, 1), (2, 2), (2, 3), (2, 4), (2, 5), (2, 6), (4, 1), (4, 2), (4, 3), (4, 4), (4, 5), (4, 6), (6, 1), (6, 2), (6, 3), (6, 4), (6, 5), (6, 6)}

n (A) = 18

\(P(A)=\frac{n(A)}{n(S)}=\frac{18}{36}\)

(ii) Let B be the event of getting a total of face sum 8.

B = {(2, 6) (3, 5) (4, 4) (5, 3) (6, 2)}

n(B) = 5

\(P(B)=\frac{n(B)}{n(S)}=\frac{5}{36}\)

A ∩ B = {(2, 6) (4, 4) (6, 2)}

n(A ∩ B) = 3

P(A ∩ B) = \(\frac{3}{36}\)

P(A ∪ B) = P (A) + P (B) – P (A ∩ B)

The required probability = \(\frac{5}{9}\)

Question 7.

From a well-shuffled pack of 52 cards, a card is drawn at random. Find the probability of its being either a red king or a black queen.

Answer:

n(S) = 52

Let A be the event of getting a red king

n(A) = 2

\(P(A)=\frac{n(A)}{n(S)}=\frac{2}{52}\)

Let B be the event of getting a black Queen king

n(B) = 2

\(P^{\prime}(B)=\frac{n(B)}{n(S)}=\frac{2}{52}\)

It A and B are mutually exclusive

P(A ∪ B) = P(A) + P(B)

\(=\frac{2}{52}+\frac{2}{52}=\frac{4}{52}=\frac{1}{13}\)

The required probability is \(\frac{1}{13}\)

Question 8.

A box contains cards numbered 3, 5, 7, 9,… 35, 37. A card is drawn at random from the box. Find the probability that the drawn card have either multiples of 7 or a prime number.

Answer:

Sample space = {3, 5, 7, 9,…….,35, 37}

n(S) = 18

Let A be the event of getting a multiple of 7

A = {7, 21, 35}

n(A) = 3

\(P(A)=\frac{n(A)}{n(S)}=\frac{3}{18}\)

Let B be the event of getting a prime number

B = {3, 5, 7,11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37}

n(B) = 11

Probability of getting a multiple of 7 or a prime number = \(\frac{13}{18}\)

Question 9.

Three unbiased coins are tossed once. Find the probability of getting atmost 2 tails or atleast 2 heads.

Answer:

Sample space = {HHH, HHT, HTH, HTT, THH, THT, TTH, TTT}

n(S) = 8

Let A be the event of getting atmost 2 tails.

A = {HTT, THT, TTH, HHT, HTH, THH, HHH}

n(A) = 7

Probability of getting atmost two tails or atleast 2 heads = \(\frac{7}{8}\)

Question 10.

The probability that a person will get an electrification contract is \(\frac{3}{5}\) and the probability that he will not get plumbing contract is \(\frac{5}{8}\). The probability of getting atleast one contract is \(\frac{5}{7}\). What is the probability that he will get both?

Answer:

Let A and B represent the event of getting electrification control and plumbing contract.

Probability of getting both the job is \(\frac{73}{280}\)

Question 11.

In a town of 8000 people, 1300 are over 50 years and 3000 are females. It is known that 30% of the females are over 50 years. What is the probability that a chosen individual from the town is either a female or over 50 years?

Answer:

Total number of people in a town is 8000.

n(S) = 8000

Total number of females = 3000

Let A be the event of getting number of females

n(A) = 3000

\(P(A)=\frac{n(A)}{n(S)}=\frac{3000}{8000}\)

Number of people over 50 years = 1300

Let B be the event of getting number of people over 50 years.

n(B) = 1300

\(P(B)=\frac{n(B)}{n(S)}=\frac{1300}{8000}\)

Given 30% of the females are over 50 years.

Proability of getting either a female or over 50 years = \(\frac{17}{40}\)

Question 12.

A coin is tossed thrice. Find the probability of getting exactly two heads or atleast one tail or two consecutive heads.

Answer:

Sample space = {HHH, HHT, HTH, HTT, THH, THT, TTH, TTT}

n(S) = 8

Let A be the event of getting exactly two heads.

A = {HHT, HTH, THH}

n(A) = 3

\(P(A)=\frac{n(A)}{n(S)}=\frac{3}{8}\)

Let B be the event of getting atleast one tail

B = {HHT, HTH, HTT, THH, THT, TTH, TTT}

n(B) = 7

\(P(B)=\frac{n(B)}{n(S)}=\frac{7}{8}\)

Let C be the event of getting consecutively

C = {HHH, HHT, THH}

n(C) = 3

The probability is 1.

Question 13.

If A, B, C are any three events such that probability of B is twice as that of probability of A and probability of C is thrice as that of probability of A and if P (A ∩ B) = \(\frac{1}{6}\), P(B ∩ C) = \(\frac{1}{4}\), P(A ∩ C) = \(\frac{1}{8}\), P(A ∪ B ∪ C) = \(\frac{9}{10}\) and P (A ∩ B ∩ C) = \(\frac{1}{15}\), then find P(A), P(B) and P(C)?

Answer:

By the given condition,

P(B) = 2 P(A), P(C) = 3 P(A)

P(A ∪ B ∪ C) = P(A) + P(B) + P(C) – P(A ∩ B) – P(B ∩ C) – P(A ∩ C) + P(A ∩ B ∩ C)

Question 14.

In a class of 35, students are numbered from 1 to 35. The ratio of boys and girls is 4 : 3. The roll numbers of students begin with boys and end with girls. Find the probability that a student selected is either a boy with prime roll number or a girl with composite roll number or an even roll number.

Answer:

Sample space (S) = {1, 2, 3,… ,35}

n(S) = 35

Total number of students = 35

Number of boys = \(\frac{4}{7}\) × 35 = 20 [Boys Numbers = {1, 2, 3,…, 20}]

Number of girls = \(\frac{3}{7}\) × 35 = 15 [Girls Numbers = { 21, 22,…, 35}]

Let A be the event of getting a boy role number with prime number

A = {2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19}

n(A) = 8

P(A) = \(\frac{n(\mathrm{A})}{n(\mathrm{S})}\) = \(\frac{8}{35}\)

Let B be the event of getting girls roll number with composite number.

B = {21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35}

n(B) = 12

P(B) = \(\frac{n(\mathrm{B})}{n(\mathrm{S})}\) = \(\frac{12}{35}\)

Let C be the event of getting an even roll number.

C = {2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34}

n(C) = 17

Probability of getting roll number is \(\frac{29}{35}\)

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