# Resources tagged with: Combining probabilities

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Probability > Combining probabilities

##### Age 14 to 16

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A gambler bets half the money in his pocket on the toss of a coin,
winning an equal amount for a head and losing his money if the
result is a tail. After 2n plays he has won exactly n times. Has. . . .

##### Age 11 to 14

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This article, for students and teachers, is mainly about
probability, the mathematical way of looking at random chance and
is a shorter version of Taking Chances Extended.

##### Age 14 to 16

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A man went to Monte Carlo to try and make his fortune. Is his strategy a winning one?

##### Age 14 to 16

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You have two bags, four red balls and four white balls. You must
put all the balls in the bags although you are allowed to have one
bag empty. How should you distribute the balls between the two. . . .

##### Age 14 to 16

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Two bags contain different numbers of red and blue marbles. A marble is removed from one of the bags. The marble is blue. What is the probability that it was removed from bag A?

##### Age 11 to 14

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Imagine flipping a coin a number of times. Can you work out the probability you will get a head on at least one of the flips?

##### Age 14 to 16

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Here are two games you can play. Which offers the better chance of winning?

##### Age 14 to 16

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If everyone in your class picked a number from 1 to 225, do you think any two people would pick the same number?

##### Age 14 to 16 Short

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These strange dice are rolled. What is the probability that the sum obtained is an odd number?

##### Age 14 to 16

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"Statins cut the risks of heart attacks and strokes by 40%"

Should the Professor take statins? Can you help him decide?

##### Age 14 to 18

This article, for students and teachers, is mainly about probability, the mathematical way of looking at random chance.

##### Age 11 to 16

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Newspapers said that eating a bacon sandwich every day raises the risk of bowel cancer by 20%. Should you be concerned?

##### Age 11 to 14

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Can you design a bingo board that gives you the best chance of winning?

##### Age 14 to 18

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Some relationships are transitive, such as `if A>B and B>C
then it follows that A>C', but some are not. In a voting system,
if A beats B and B beats C should we expect A to beat C?

##### Age 14 to 18

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How can we find out answers to questions like this if people often lie?

##### Age 14 to 18

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Explore the distribution of molecular masses for various hydrocarbons

##### Age 14 to 18

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Investigate the molecular masses in this sequence of molecules and deduce which molecule has been analysed in the mass spectrometer.