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Which of the following cannot be the probability of an event? - Mathematics

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Which of the following cannot be the probability of an event?

(A) 2/3

(B) –1.5

(C) 15%

(D) 0.7

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Solution

Probability of an event (E) is always greater than or equal to 0. Also, it is always less than or equal to one. This implies that the probability of an event cannot be negative or greater than 1. Therefore, out of these alternatives, −1.5 cannot be a probability of an event. Hence, (B)

Concept: Probability - A Theoretical Approach
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NCERT Class 10 Maths
Chapter 15 Probability
Exercise 15.1 | Q 4 | Page 308
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