The number of ways that can happen is
IF you cannot replace the balls
Your odds are
Hey I was wondering if some of you maths guys could help me work something out. I have a friend who thinks he can win lotto because he can guess 18 numbers that WON’T come up and will be correct a considerable amount of times. Can you help me work out the odds for these situations?
In Australian lotto there are 45 balls and 6 balls are drawn. What are the odds that:
i) You pick 6 numbers and all 6 numbers are drawn
ii) You pick 6 numbers and 5 of your 6 numbers are drawn
iii) You pick 18 numbers that WON’T come up and all 18 numbers you choose don’t come up
iv) You pick 18 numbers that won’t come up and 17 of those 18 numbers don’t come up (one does come up)
Can you also show me how you did it?
Thanks
Hello, deltasalt!
In Australian lotto there are 45 balls and 6 balls are drawn.
There are 6 Winners and 39 Others.
There are: . possible outcomes.
What is the probability that:
. . i) You pick 6 numbers and all 6 numbers are drawn.
There is one way for your 6 numbers to be drawn.
ii) You pick 6 numbers and 5 of your 6 numbers are drawn.
There are: . ways for 5 of your 6 numbers to be drawn.
. . The the sixth number can be any of the 39 Others.
Hence, there are: . ways to have five Winners.
iii) You pick 18 numbers that WON’T come up
and none of your 18 numbers comes up.
There are 18 numbers that you chose and 27 Others.
. .
iv) You pick 18 numbers that won’t come up,
and exactly one of those 18 numbers comes up.
There are 18 numbers that you chose and 27 Others.
. .
The probabiity is: .