Q. 24.1( 195 Votes )

Which of the following experiments have equally likely outcomes? Explain.

(i) A driver attempts to start a car. The car starts or does not start.

(ii) A player attempts to shoot a basketball. She/he shoots or misses the shot.

(iii) A trial is made to answer a true-false question. The answer is right or wrong.

(iv) A baby is born. It is a boy or a girl.

Answer :

(i) It is not an equally likely event, since it relies on various factors such as whether the car will start or not. And factors for both the conditions are not alike.

(ii) It is not an equally likely event, because it relies on the ability of the player and there is no detail given about that.


(iii) It is an equally likely event.


(iv) It is an equally likely event.


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