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Aptitude | Probability | Question 9

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 08 Sep, 2021

A box having 5 black and 3 brown flags. Another box having 4 black and 6 brown flags. If one flag is drawn from each box.

Find the probability that both flags are of different color.

(A) 21/40
(B) 10/19
(C) 3/8
(D) 3/10


Answer: (A)

Explanation:

Box 1 consists of 5 black and 3 brown flags.
Box 2 consists of 4 black and 6 brown flags.
So if we select black flags from box 1 we have to select brown flags from box2 according to the question and probability of that is
P1= 5/8 * 6/10
If we select brown flags from box 1 we have to select black flags from box2 according to the question and probability of that is
P2=3/8 * 4/10
So the answer is P1+P2= 21/40


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