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**arangu1508** How to solve the problem given below using Bernoulli formula?

If each element of a second order determinant is either 0 or 1, what is the probability that the value of determinant is positive?

(Assume that the individual entries of the determinant are chosen independently, each value being assumed with probability 1/2)

Since sample space has only sixteen elements, I am able to solve this by ordinary understanding.

However, this problem is given under the topic Bernoulli Formula.