Posted by **the man** on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2:15am.

One bag contains 4 white balls and 6 black balls. Another bag contains 8 white balls and 2 black balls. A coin tossed to select a bad, then a ball is randomly selected from that bag.

Suppose white ball was drawn. What is the probability that it came from the first bag?

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**Reiny**, Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 8:45am
Since a coin toss is used to select either bag1 or bag2

the prob that bag1 is choses is 1/2

prob that a white ball is choses from bag1 = 4/10 = 2/5

so prob of your 'event' = (1/2)(2/5) = 1/5

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**the man**, Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 6:37pm
but the answer in my book says 1/3... Maybe its wrong?

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**DOMICA**, Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:01am
PR=BROWN

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