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5 items are filed under this topic.    Page1/1            Two spinners 2018-08-13 From Atina:A spinner has four equal sectors and a number is written on each sector; 1, 2, 3 and 4. A two-digit number is formed by spinning two times. The number on the first spinning makes the first digit and the number on the second spinning makes the second digit. For example, 2 on the first spinning and 1 on the second spinning make the number 21. (a) Give the sample space S for the experiment. (b) Consider the following events : E = odd number; F = number smaller than 35; G = prime number. Give the subset of outcomes in S that defines each of the events E, F, and G. (c) Describe the following events in terms of E, F, and G and find the probabilities for the events.  getting an even integer less than 35.  getting an odd number or an prime.  getting an even number greater than or equal to 35 that is a prime number.  an odd number smaller than 35 that is not a prime number. (d) Are E and F mutually exclusive events? Give a reason for your answer.Answered by Penny Nom.     How can the probability be zero? 2015-10-13 From anagha:Hi, thank you for answering (beforehand) The other day I was just thinking of circles and I came across this peculiar thing. Most of'em say that there are infinite number of points on the circumference. and, if it is true, if we spin the radius, the probability that it will point a a particular point is 1/infinity, right? It didn't make any sense to me and so, I thought there might be an explanation or something of the kind...?Answered by Harley Weston.     Mathematics 2015-10-13 From anagha:Hi, thank you for answering (beforehand) The other day I was just thinking of circles and I came across this peculiar thing. Most of'em say that there are infinite number of points on the circumference. and, if it is true, if we spin the radius, the probability that it will point a a particular point is 1/infinity, right? It didn't make any sense to me and so, I thought there might be an explanation or something of the kind...?Answered by Harley Weston.     Two spinners 2008-02-05 From Kim:Zack has two spinners with numbers on them. the probability of spinning a 7 on both spinners is 3/20. if the probability of spinning a 7 on the first spinner alone is 1/4 what is the probability of getting a 7 on the second spinner alone?Answered by Penny Nom.     A probability problem 2002-03-23 From Kate:If I have a spinner and then spinner has the numbers 1,2,3,4 on it and it is spun 3 times, what is the probability that the spinner will stop on 4,3,and 1 ? In that order? Answered by Leeanne Boehm.      Page1/1    Math Central is supported by the University of Regina and The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.    about math central :: site map :: links :: notre site français