Posted by **claire** on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 11:49am.

4 numbers are drawn at random from 10 tiles numbered 0-9. what are the odds of drawing numbers 1-4 in any order.

the question is confusing me

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**Reiny**, Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 1:41pm
the prob you will pick a correct first number = 4/10

the prob that the second one is correct = 3/9

etc

so the prob of drawing a 1,2,3, and 4

= (4/10)(3/)(2/8)(1/7) = 1/210

or

total number of ways of 'choosing' 4 specifics form 10 is C(10,4) = 210

only one of these will be the correct choice we want.

so prob = 1/120

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**Reiny**, Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 1:44pm
line << = (4/10)(3/)(2/8)(1/7) = 1/210 >>

should read

= (4/10)(3/9)(2/8)(1/7) = 1/210

and it looks like a transposed the digits in the last line

so prob = 1/210

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