# Probability for a certain event

• Jul 1st 2011, 12:15 AM
MuhTheKuh
Probability for a certain event
Todays really not my day, I should know this but I'm just too unsure:

Let's say we got a chest with 30 balls in there, 25 black and 5 golden.
I want to find out the probability to get at least 1 golden ball, having 5 tries and not being allowed to put the balls back in there once I get them out.

I do know that its

1 - P(no golden balls in 5 tries)

but I'm having trouble remembering how to get my P

is it 5/30+5/29+...
or 1/25+1/24+...
or maybe 1/30+1/29+...

or even something completely different?

• Jul 1st 2011, 01:06 AM
mr fantastic
Re: Probability for a certain event
Quote:

Originally Posted by MuhTheKuh
Todays really not my day, I should know this but I'm just too unsure:

Let's say we got a chest with 30 balls in there, 25 black and 5 golden.
I want to find out the probability to get at least 1 golden ball, having 5 tries and not being allowed to put the balls back in there once I get them out.

I do know that its

1 - P(no golden balls in 5 tries)

but I'm having trouble remembering how to get my P

is it 5/30+5/29+...
or 1/25+1/24+...
or maybe 1/30+1/29+...

or even something completely different?