Posted by **justin** on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:19pm.

two spot available and there is 6 men and 4 women what is the probability that a women will be picked?

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**Reiny**, Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11:44pm
number with no restriction = C(10,2) = 45

your question is ambigous, does it mean

one woman only or at least two women ?

If two women were selected, then " a woman was picked" is a true statement.

I will give both solutions:

what we don't want is all men

that would be C(6,2) = 15

prob all men = 15/45 = 1/3

so the prob of at least one woman is 1 - 1/3 = 2/3

if you want exactly one woman

number of ways = C(6,1) x C(4,1) = 24

prob of exactly one woman = 24/45 = 8/15

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