# Combinatorial number - math word problems

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• Points in space
There are n points, of which no three lie on one line and no four lies on one plane. How many planes can be guided by these points? How many planes are there if there are five times more than the given points?
• Bulbs
The probability that the bulb can operate 4000 hours is 0.3. What is the probability that exactly one of eight bulbs can operate 4000 hours?
• School parliament
There are 18 boys and 14 girls in the class. In how many ways can 3 representatives be elected to the school parliament, if these are to be: a) the boys themselves b) one boy and two girls
• Family
What is the probability that a family with 7 childrens have: exactly 5 girls? 7 girls and 0 boys? Consider the birth probability of a girl is 48.69% and boy 51.31%.
• Boys and girls
There are 11 boys and 18 girls in the classroom. Three pupils will answer. What is the probability that two boys will be among them?
• Deficiencies
During the hygienic inspection in 2000 mass caterers, deficiencies were found in 300 establishments. What is the probability that deficiencies in a maximum of 3 devices will be found during the inspection of 10 devices?
• Component fail
There is a 90 percent chance that a particular type of component will perform adequately under high temperature conditions. If the device involved has four such components, determine the probability that the device is inoperable because exactly one of the
• Bernoulli distribution
The production of solar cells produces 2% of defective cells. Assume the cells are independent and that a lot contains 800 cells. Approximate the probability that less than 20 cells are defective. (Answer to the nearest 3 decimals).
• Mumbai
A job placement agency in Mumbai had to send ten students to five companies two to each. Two of the companies are in Mumbai and others are outside. Two of the students prefer to work in Mumbai while three prefer to work outside. In how many ways assignmen
• Tournament
How many matches will be played in a football tournament in which there are two groups of 5 teams if one match is played in groups with each other and the group winners play a match for the overall winner of the tournament?
A license plate has 3 letters followed by 4 numbers. Repeats are not allowed for the letters, but they are for the numbers. If they are issued at random, what is the probability that the 3 letters are in alphabetical order and the 3 numbers are consecutiv
• Cube construction
A 2×2×2 cube is to be constructed using 4 white and 4 black unit cube. How many different cubes can be constructed in this way? ( Two cubes are not different if one can be obtained by rotating the other. )
• Alopecia
Medical literature indicates that 45% of men suffer from alopecia. For random sample of 8 men, calculate the probability that: (a) exactly four men suffer from alopecia. (b) at most two men suffer from alopecia.
• Math logic
There are 20 children in the group, each two children have a different name. Alena and John are among them. How many ways can we choose 8 children to be among the selected A) was John B) was John and Alena C) at least one was Alena, John D) maximum one wa
• Internet anywhere
In school, 60% of pupils have access to the internet at home. A group of 8 students is chosen at random. Find the probability that a) exactly 5 have access to the internet. b) At least 6 students have access to the internet
• Covid-19
Data showed that 22% of people in a small town was infected with the COVID-19 virus. A random sample of six residents from this town was selected. Find the probability that exactly two of these residents was infected.
• Probability of malaria
A survey carried out at a certain hospital indicates that the probability that a patient tested positive for malaria is 0.6. What is the probability that two patients selected at random (i) one is negative while the other tested positive? (i) both patient
• Six questions test
There are six questions in the test. There are 3 answers to each - only one is correct. In order for a student to take the exam, at least four questions must be answered correctly. Alan didn't learn at all, so he circled the answers only by guessing. What
• Genetic disease
One genetic disease was tested positive in both parents of one family. It has been known that any child in this family has a 25% risk of inheriting the disease. A family has 3 children. What is the probability of this family having one child who inherited
• Test
The teacher prepared a test with ten questions. The student has the option to choose one correct answer from the four (A, B, C, D). The student did not get a written exam at all. What is the probability that: a) He answers half correctly. b) He answers al

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