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Varun Goel

20 days ago

12 candles are selected at random from a large collection of white, red, green and yellow candles. The number of candles

12 candles are selected at random from a large collection of white, red, green and yellow candles. The number of candles of each colour is unlimited. Find the probability that the selection contains at least one marble of each colour?

a. 34/91
b. 23/31
c. 36/91
d. 33/91
e. 1/4

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Vijaya Lakshmi K Mentor_tag

19 days ago

Hello Varun, W|R|G|Y There are 3 lines or partitions and 12 marbles. These 3 partitions divide the 12 marbles in 4 groups (W, R, G and Y). 1. When there is at least 1 marble in each group Total number of ways= n-1Cr-1= 11C3 {n=12 and r=4} 2. When there are no restrictions Total number of ways= n+r-1Cr-1= 15C3 Probability= 11C3/15C3= 11*10*9/15*14*13= 33/91 Therefore, the answer is option D Hop... See more