Tories bookcase holds one algebra book one geometry book and 12 books about advanced engineering mathematics. Books are taken at random from her book case, one after another without replacement until an engineer book is had, at which no more books are taken. The random variable Z represents the total number of books taken during this experiment. Find Pr[z=3]

Tories bookcase holds one algebra book one geometry book and 12 books about advanced engineering mathematics. Books are taken at random from her book case, one after another without replacement until an engineer book is had, at which no more books are taken. The random variable Z represents the total number of books taken during this experiment. Find Pr[z=3]

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Upper Level Math
asked 2021-02-08
Tories bookcase holds one algebra book one geometry book and 12 books about advanced engineering mathematics. Books are taken at random from her book case, one after another without replacement until an engineer book is had, at which no more books are taken. The random variable Z represents the total number of books taken during this experiment.
Find \(\displaystyle{P}{r}{\left[{z}={3}\right]}\)

Answers (1)

2021-02-09
Step 1
Given information
Torries bookcase holds
1 algebra book
1 geometry book
12 advanced engineering mathematics books
Total books = 14
Selection is made without replacement
Books are taken until engineering book has been taken
Let z denotes the total number of books taken
Step 2
Z=3 means the first two must be other than engineering books and last must be the engineering book
\(\displaystyle{P}{\left({Z}={3}\right)}=\frac{{2}}{{14}}\times\frac{{1}}{{13}}\times\frac{{12}}{{12}}=\frac{{1}}{{91}}={0.011}\)(Rounded upto 3 decimals places)
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