# Select the correct option from the given alternatives : The odds against an event are 5:3 and the odds in favour of another independent event are 7:5. The probability that at least one of the two eve - Mathematics and Statistics

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Select the correct option from the given alternatives :

The odds against an event are 5:3 and the odds in favour of another independent event are 7:5. The probability that at least one of the two events will occur is

#### Options

• 52/96

• 71/96

• 69/96

• 13/96

#### Solution

71/96

Explanation;

[Hint : Required probability = 1 - 5/8 xx 5/12

= 1 - 25/96 = 71/96]

Concept: Independent Events
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Balbharati Mathematics and Statistics 1 (Arts and Science) 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 9 Probability
Miscellaneous Exercise 9 | Q I. (10) | Page 213