probability

• December 6th 2012, 12:26 PM
aimsywamesy
probability
3 people are picked at random what's the probability that all 3 will have different birthdays.?
NB take all months to be equally likely
• December 6th 2012, 12:37 PM
MarkFL
Re: probability
I think you mean what is the probability that their birthdays will be in different months.

It doesn't matter what month the first person's birthday is in. The second person has 11 months their birthday may be in, and the third person has 10 months their birthday can be in. So we have:

$P(X)=\frac{11}{12}\cdot\frac{10}{12}=\frac{55}{72}$

For future reference, this forum is for introductions. Math queries should be posted in the appropriate forum. Your questions will be more likely to be answered there.(Cool)
• December 6th 2012, 12:37 PM
alane1994
Re: probability
Please post in the appropriate forum, there is a list. I assume statistics? Statistics