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Probability | AMC 8, 2004 | Problem no. 22

Try this beautiful problem from Probability from AMC-8, 2004 Problem 22. You may use sequential hints to solve the problem.

Try this beautiful problem from Probability .You may use sequential hints to solve the problem.

Probability | AMC-8, 2004 |Problem 22


At a party there are only single women and married men with their wives. The probability that a randomly selected woman is single is\(\frac{2}{5} \). What fraction of the people in the room are married men?

  • \(\frac{3}{8}\)
  • \(\frac{1}{2}\)
  • \(\frac{1}{4}\)

Key Concepts


probability

combination

Number counting

Check the Answer


Answer: \(\frac{3}{8}\)

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Try with Hints


Find the married men in the room …

Can you now finish the problem ……….

Find the total people

can you finish the problem……..

Assume that there are 10 women in the room, of which \(10 \times \frac{2}{5}\)=4 are single and 10-4=6 are married. Each married woman came with her husband,

so there are 6 married men in the room

Total man=10+6=16 people

Now The fraction of the people that are married men is \(\frac{6}{16}=\frac{3}{8}\)

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