## Rajasthan Board RBSE Class 12 Maths Chapter 16 Probability and Probability Distribution Ex 16.4

Question 1.

Find which of the following probability distribution is possible for a random variable :

Solution:

(i) Sum of probabilities

= 0.4 + 0.4 + 0.2 = 1

Hence, given distribution is a probability distribution.

(ii) Sum of probabilities = 0.6 + 0.1 + 0.2

= 0.9 ≠ 1

Hence, the given distribution is not a probability distribution.

(iii) Here, one of the probability is – 0.1. which is negative. Hence, this distribution is not probability distribution.

Question 2.

Find the probability distribution of X, the number of heads in a simultaneous toss of two coins.

Solution:

Possible values of X are 0, 1, or 2

Now P(X = 0) = P(No head)

= P(Tail first time and tail second time)

= P(Tail first time).P(Tail in second time)

= × =

= P(TH or HT) = P (TH) + P(HT)

= + =

P(x = 2) = P (2 Head) = P(HH) =

∴ Required distribution is

Question 3.

4 rotten oranges are mixed accidently with 16 good oranges. Find the probability distribution of the number of rotten oranges in a draw of two oranges.

Solution:

4 bad oranges are mixed with 16 good oranges The number of total oranges = 4 + 16 = 20

2 bad oranges are to be choosen

∴ Probability of choosing a bad orange

= =

∴ Probability of choosing one good orange

= 1 – =

∵ X is the number of bad oranges

Question 4.

An urn contains 4 white and 3 red bails. Find the probability distribution of the number of red balls if 3 balls are drawn at random.

Solution:

Three balls are taken out of an urn

∴ Sample space is

= S {RRR, RRW, RWR, WRR, RWW WRW, WWR WWW}

Where R respresents red ball and W, white ball.

Let X = number of red balls. So possible value of X are 3,2,1,2,1,0 or 0, 1,2, 3 (No red ball)

Question 5.

From a lot of 10 items containing 3 defectives, a sample of 4 items is drawn at random. Let the random variable X denote the number of defective items in the sample. If the sample is drawn randomly, find

(i) The probability distribution of X

(ii) P(x ≤ 1)

(iii) P(x < 1)

(iv) P(0 < x < 2)

Solution:

Given, from a lot of 10 items, 3 are defective

∴ Good items = 10 – 3 = 7

Let x represents the number of defective items.

Clearly values of X are 0, 1,2, 3.

P(x = 0) = P(GGGG)

= p (good items)

= × × × =

P (x = 1) = P (one good and three defective)

Question 6.

A die is manufactured in such a way that an even number is twice likely to occur as an odd number. If the die is tossed twice, find the probability distribution of the random variable X representing the perfect square in the two tosses.

Solution:

Let X represents the number of perfect squares.

S = sample space = { 1, 2, 3. 4, 5, 6}

∴ n(S) 6

n(X) = Possible number of perfect squares = {1,4} = 2

∴ Probability of getting perfect square

Question 7.

An urn contains 4 white and 6 red balls. Four balls are drawn at random from the urn. Find the probability of the number of white balls.

Solution:

Let X represents white balls.

∴ Total balls =4 + 6 = 10

Four balls are drawn at random.

∴ Expected values of X will be 0,1,2,3,4.

∴ P(X = 0) = P(all red)

= P(RRRR)

Question 8.

Find the probability distribution of number doublets in three throws of a pair of dice.

Solution:

Let x = number of doublets

∴ Expected value of x will be 0, 1, 2, 3

Set of all doublets available on a pair of dice in a throw = (1,1), (2, 2), (3,3), (4,4), (5, 5), (6, 6)

Number of all possible ways on throwing a pair of dice. = 6 × 6 = 36

∴ Probablity of getting a doublets on a pair of dice in a throw = =

∴ Probablity of getting a doublets on a pair of dice throw = 1 – =

Question 9.

Let a pair of dice be thrown and the random variable X be the sum of the numbers that appear on the two dice. Find the mean of X.

Solution:

The number of possible outcomes when two dice are thrown = 6 × 6 = 36

Question 10.

Find the variance of the number obtained on a throw of an unbiased die.

Solution:

Let sample space of observation be s = {1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

X represents the number appeared on dice. Then x is a random variable takes value 1, 2, 3,4, 5 or 6.

Also P(1) = P(2) = P(3) = P(4) = P(5) = P(6) =

∴ Probablity distribution is Following:

Question 11.

In a meeting, 70% of the members favour and 30% oppose a certain proposal. A member is selected at random and we take X = 0 if he opposed, and X = 1 if he is in favour. Find the mean and variance of X.

Solution:

Probability of members, favouring any proposal on X = 1

70% = = 0.70

Probability of members, opposing any proposal on X= 0

30% = = 0.30

∴ Required probability distribution is following

Question 12.

Two card are drawn simultaneously (or successively without replacement) from a well shuffled pack of 52 cards. Find the mean, variance and standard deviation of the number of kings.

Solution:

Two cards are drawn

∴ Number of ways that two cards are not king.

Number of ways of drawing two cards out of 52 cards = 52_{C2
}

∴ Probability of not drawing any king =

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