Q. 564.7( 6 Votes )

Examine each of the following statements and comment:

(i) If two coins are tossed at the same time, there are 3 possible outcomes – two heads, two tails, or one of each. Therefore, for each outcome, the probability of occurrence is 1/3.

(ii) If a die is thrown once, there are two possible outcomes – an odd number or an even number. Therefore, the probability of obtaining an odd number is � and the probability of obtaining an even number is 1/2.

Answer :

(i) Incorrect statement


If 2 coins are tossed at the same time = 4 possible outcomes (HH, HT, TH, TT}


Therefore probability of each outcome = 1/4


(ii) Correct statement


When a dice is thrown once, event of occurrence of 3 odd numbers and 3 even numbers are possible out of 6 outcomes. Therefore, P(even number) = P(odd number) =


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