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    Simple Porobability question

    Ms X orders cod, Mr.Y orders trout, and Ms.Z orders tuna. The server forgets who ordered which and instead of asking, simply places them down randomly on the table. What is the probability that

    Ms.X gets the cod
    Mr.Y gets the trout
    and
    Ms.Z gets the tuna?

    my initial thoughts are 1/9 probability for each. is this correct?
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    i think i would be 1/27 because of the and i know you multiple and there are 3 different kind of fish so 1/3 multip;lied by 1/3 multiplied by 1/3

    someone please correct me if I am wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosespreciado View Post
    Ms X orders cod, Mr.Y orders trout, and Ms.Z orders tuna. The server forgets who ordered which and instead of asking, simply places them down randomly on the table. What is the probability that
    Ms.X gets the cod, Mr.Y gets the trout, and Ms.Z gets the tuna?
    my initial thoughts are 1/9 probability for each. is this correct?
    No the answer is \frac{1}{6}
    There are only 3!=6 ways to serve the three dishes.
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