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.
answere is 1/14
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.
answere is 1/14
There are $\displaystyle \binom {9}{3} = 84$ ways to choose three horses from nine.
There are $\displaystyle (3!) = 6$ ways for those three horses to finish in the top three places:
$\displaystyle \frac {6} {84} = \frac {1} {14} $.
That is hardly an impossible question.
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i think theres more then 1/14 cause thats a lot of codes these are the codes if u choose 3 horses and they are not boxed yet.