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 From a group of 10 men and 5 women, four member committees are to be formed each of which must contain at least one woman.  Then the probability for these committees to have more women than men, is :


  • Option 1)   (21/220)
  • Option 2) (3/11)
  • Option 3) (1/11)
  • Option 4) (2/23)

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As we learnt in

Conditional Probability -


P\left ( \frac{A}{B} \right )= \frac{P\left ( A\cap B \right )}{P\left ( B \right )}


P\left ( \frac{B}{A} \right )= \frac{P\left ( A\cap B \right )}{P\left ( A \right )}


- wherein

where P\left ( \frac{A}{B} \right ) probability of A when B already happened.



10M and 5 W

4 member committees

P (A) = P (atleast and woman)=1-P(no woman)




P (more women than men) = P (B)

\frac{^{5}C_{3}\times ^{10}C_{1}+ ^{5}C_{4}\times ^{10}C_{0}}{^{15}C_{4}}


P\left(\frac{B}{A} \right ) =\frac{P(B\cap A)}{P(A)}=\frac{\frac{1}{13}}{\frac{11}{13}}=\frac{1}{11}


Option 1)


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Option 2)


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Option 3)


This option is correct

Option 4)


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