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The first case is in which the two green beads are the first two beads to be chosen. The probability for this is | The first case is in which the two green beads are the first two beads to be chosen. The probability for this is | ||
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The second case is in which the green beads are chosen first and third. The probability for this is | The second case is in which the green beads are chosen first and third. The probability for this is |
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Problem
A bag contains two red beads and two green beads. You reach into the bag and pull out a bead, replacing it with a red bead regardless of the color you pulled out. What is the probability that all beads in the bag are red after three such replacements?
Solution
We can divide the case of all beads in the bag being red after three replacements into three cases.
The first case is in which the two green beads are the first two beads to be chosen. The probability for this is
The second case is in which the green beads are chosen first and third. The probability for this is
The third case is in which the green beads are chosen second and third. The probability for this is
Add all these cases together
See Also
2003 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 20 |
Followed by Problem 22 | |
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