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A box contains 12 balls out of which x are black. If one ball is drawn at random from the box, what is the probability that it will be a black ball?

If 6 more black balls are put in the box, the probability of drawing a black ball is now double of what it was before. Find x.

Answer :

Given: Total balls = 12

Black balls = x

Concept Used:


Probability of drawing a black ball, P(black)

Now 6 black balls are added to the box, therefore,

Total balls = 12 + 6 = 18

Black balls = x + 6

Let the new probability be P(new)


P(new) = 2.P(black)


Cross multiplying, we get,

6x + 36 = 18x

18x - 6x = 36

12x = 36

x = 3

Hence, value of x is 3.

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