A bag contains, white, black and red balls only. A ball is drawn at random from the bag.If the probability of getting a white ball is 3/10 and that of a black ball is 2/5 then find the
probability of getting a red ball. If the bag contains 20 black balls, then find the total number of balls in the bag.
n(total balls in the bag) = x
`"P(getting a black ball)" =2/5=20/50="number of black balls"/"total number of balls"`
Number of black balls in the bag =20
Total number of balls = 50
`"P(getting a white ball)" =3/10=15/50="number of white balls"/"total number of balls"`
Number of white balls in the bag = 15
Number of red ball
= Total number of ball – (Number of black ball + Number of white ball)
= 50 – (20 + 15)
= 50 – 35
Total number of balls in the bag = 15.