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    Simple probability (sample space) - blur 3

    Question:

    Determine the sample space, S of the following experiment in set notation s.

    (a) choosing a perfect square from 30 to 40 exclusive
    Ans given : {31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39}

    but my ans is : {36}

    any one can help me on this simple problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikk View Post
    Question:

    Determine the sample space, S of the following experiment in set notation s.

    (a) choosing a perfect square from 30 to 40 exclusive
    Ans given : {31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39}

    but my ans is : {36}

    any one can help me on this simple problem
    The experiment is choose a number from 30 to 40 exclusive, a success is choosing a perfect square. (the question is poorly worded).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    The experiment is choose a number from 30 to 40 exclusive, a success is choosing a perfect square. (the question is poorly worded).

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    do u think my ans is correct sir
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikk View Post
    do u think my ans is correct sir
    No.

    Definition: The sample space is the set of all possible outcomes of an experiment.

    Now look again at the reply given by CaptainB .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    No.

    Definition: The sample space is the set of all possible outcomes of an experiment.

    Now look again at the reply given by CaptainB .....
    So it mean the my ans {36} is one of the element inside sample space, S

    {31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39}.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikk View Post
    So it mean the my ans {36} is one of the element inside sample space, S

    {31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39}.
    No 36 is an element of the sample space {36} is a subset of the sample space consisting of the set with the one element "36".

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