February 21, 2017

Homework Help: Probabilities

Posted by Andy on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 11:22am.

Bibi wants to send invitations to some of her friends to come to her birthday party. She has contact information for 37 friends stored on her phone, but she only wants to invite 21 of those people to her party. She tries to send out a message to the 21 people, but her phone malfunctions and sends the message to three random contacts. The probability that exactly one person who got the invitation was not supposed to be invited to the party can be expressed as ab, where a and b are positive, coprime numbers. What is the value of a+b?

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