Monthly Archives: April 2017

Cashing a Check

Mr. Jackson went to cash a thousand dollar check. He requested some one dollar bills, ten times as many two dollar bills, fifteen times as many five dollar bills and the rest in ten dollar bills. How many one, two, … Continue reading

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The Barrel of Beer

Liquor merchant Smith had six barrels with the following respective volumes: 150, 160, 180, 190, 200 and 310 liters. One of the barrels contained beer, the others wine. Merchant Smith sold some of the wine to Mr. Jones and then … Continue reading

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The Four Aces

Fred was playing poker with his three friends Henry, John and Mack and had just dealt a hand for each. Fred saw that he had an Ace and wondered what the probability was that each of the other players also … Continue reading

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An Olympic Swimming Team

Jack is part of a ten member Olympic swimming team. A 500 m relay race is to be run with five contestants. What is the probability that Jack will be among the five contestants chosen?

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