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    Unhappy [SOLVED] probability of fly landing on television screen

    if i bought a television an the outside was 30 in by 60in an the screen was 20in by 50in what would the probability of a fly landing on the screen?i dont understand how to do it an its getting very frusterating pls help!
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    Remember Probability is the favorable events divided by the possible events. The same thing here the favorable events is the area of the television which is 20X50=1000. Now the possible events are the all events in this case the area of the wall the television is on which is 30X60=1800. Now divide them 1000/1800=5/9=55.55%.
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    I sure hope that fly doesn't possess the affinity for light as does his distant lepidopteron cousin, the pesky moth. Such would surely reek havoc with the existing probability model.


    ...Rich B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B.
    I sure hope that fly doesn't possess the affinity for light as does his distant lepidopteron cousin, the pesky moth. Such would surely reek havoc with the existing probability model.


    ...Rich B.
    Modern TV are heavily dependant on digital electronics and so are very
    vulnerable to bugs!

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