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11th Grade - Probability

11th Grade lesson

1 - Enumeration, probability


Conditional probability

Roger Federer and Raphael Nadal are playing the final of Wimbledon's tennis tournament. If Federer wins the first set then he has 8 chances in 10 to win the match. If Nadal wins the first set then he has one chance in 2 to win the match. Nadal has only 3 chances in 10 to win the first set, what is the probability that he wins the match ?

There are two options, he can win the match, having previously either won the first set or lost it. You must add the two probabilities. To have a better view of it, let's call S the event 'Nadal wins the first set' and M the event 'Nadal wins the match', and let's draw it.
probability trees
probability, the probability of M given S, is the probability that Nadal wins the match knowing that he won the first set. According to this statement, the probability is ˝, you write it down on the tree. you write down on the tree all the probabilities that you can calculate.
probability probability
The event 'Nadal loses the first set then wins the match' is the event event. Its probability is equal to the product of probabilities found on the branches of the event. He must first lose the first set (probability 0,7) then win the match given he lost the first set (probability 0,2). You multiply probabilities.
probability

In the same way, the event 'Nadal wins the first set then wins the match' is the event probability formula. Its probability is equal to probability.
Finally, the probability Nadal wins the match is equal to the sum of the two probabilities we have just calculated, it is the formula of total probabilities .

probability formula

Raphael Nadal has a little less than 3 chances in 10 to win the match.

The ones who are not in terminale S finished the lesson about probabilities, The ones who are in S can go on.


Dénombremement

A box contains 5 balls numbered from 1 to 5, the first 3 ones are green, the last 2 ones are red.
probablility
1. You pick up a ball. What is the probability that it is green? It's easy, and it's for starters:

probablility

2. You pick up consequently 5 balls and put them back in the box after you pick up each of them. What is the probability that you draw 5 red balls? The answer is
probablility

Probabilities are multiplying.

3. You pick up consequently 3 balls without putting them again in the box. What is the probability that you get 2 green ones and a red one? You must examine all cases which lead to the result and add their probabilities. You can pick up VVR, VRV ou RVV hence the probability is :
probablility

4. How many different ways are there to draw simultaneously 3 balls in the box (for example draw the balls 123, 125, 345, but not 132 because it was counted already)?
The answer is number probablility. It's the number of subsets of 3 elements contained in a set of 5 elements. You calculate it with the formula :
probablility

Number n! reads 'factorial n'.
probability calculation
probability calculation

probability calculation

There are 10 different ways.

5. You draw 3 balls simultaneously. What is the probability that you draw 2 green ones and one red (event E)? The number of favorable cases is equal to the number of possibilities to draw 2 green ones among 3 green ones multiplied by the number of possibilities to draw one red ball among the 2 red ones. The total number of cases is 10 (question 4). The detailed calculation is as follows :
probability calculation

Binomial theorem

The numbers newton formula are also useful to develop an math of the kind newton calculation. Indeed :
calculation





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11th Grade Probability

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