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    6. Application Nine horses are entered in a horse race. If you “box” three
    horses (three are chosen and they can finish in any of the first 3 positions in
    the race), determine the probability that you will hold the winning ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wikji View Post
    6. Application Nine horses are entered in a horse race. If you “box” three
    horses (three are chosen and they can finish in any of the first 3 positions in
    the race), determine the probability that you will hold the winning ticket.
    Please define winning ticket ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    Please define winning ticket ......
    Out of the 3 chosen whats ur chances of winning with 1 of the 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by wikji View Post
    Out of the 3 chosen whats ur chances of winning with 1 of the 3
    So the question is asking what's the probability that one of the three horses picked is the horse that wins the race....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    So the question is asking what's the probability that one of the three horses picked is the horse that wins the race....?
    ya .. well u have 3 horses picked out of 9 . Those 3 are your horses that we betted on. U had it
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    Quote Originally Posted by wikji View Post
    ya .. well u have 3 horses picked out of 9 . Those 3 are your horses that we betted on. U had it
    Then it's obviously 3/9 = 1/3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    Then it's obviously 3/9 = 1/3.
    No it has to = 1 over 14 or 1/14
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