43. From a group of 20 men and 16 women, 2 people are chosen at random. Find the probability of:

a) 1 man and 1 woman being chosen

b) 2 men being chosen

c) 2 women being chosen

Thank you:)

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- April 3rd 2009, 01:13 AMyouvySample Spaces and Events
**43. From a group of 20 men and 16 women, 2 people are chosen at random. Find the probability of:**

a) 1 man and 1 woman being chosen

b) 2 men being chosen

c) 2 women being chosen

Thank you:)

- April 3rd 2009, 01:35 AMtoop
a. 1 man being chosen = 20/36 and 1 woman being chosen is 16/36

The probability of both would be the product of the two probabilities I believe.

b. The probability of the first man being chosen is 20/36 and the probability of the second is 19/35 since you are now one man down. Multiply the two probabilities.

c. The probability of the first woman being chosen is 16/36 and the second is 15/35. Multiply the two like above. - April 3rd 2009, 04:19 AMmr fantastic