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Ex 13.3, 6 There are three coins. One is a two headed coin (having head on both faces), another is a biased coin that comes up heads 75% of the time and third is an unbiased coin. One of the three coins is chosen at random and tossed, it shows heads, what is the probability that it was the two headed coin ?Let C1 : two headed coin C2 : biased coin C3 : unbiased coin H : head appears on the coin We need to find Probability that coin is two headed, if it shows head i.e. P(C1|H) P(C1|H) = (๐(๐ถ_1 ).๐(๐ป|๐ถ_1))/(๐(๐ถ_1 ).๐(๐ป|๐ถ_1)+๐(๐ถ_2 ).๐(๐ป|๐ถ_2)+๐(๐ถ_3 ).๐(๐ป|๐ถ_3)) "P(C1)" = Probability that coin selected is two headed = ๐/๐ "P(H|C1)" = Probability that head appear on the coin C1 = 1 "P(C2)" = Probability that coin selected is biased = ๐/๐ "P(H|C2)" = Probability that head appear on the coin "C2" = 75% = 75/100 = ๐/๐ "P(C3)" = Probability that coin selected is unbiased = ๐/๐ "P(H|C3)" = Probability that head appear on the coin "C3" = ๐/๐ Putting values in formula, P(C1H) = (1/3 ร 1)/( 1/3 ร 1 + 1/3 ร 3/4 + 1/3 ร 1/2 ) = (1/3 ร 1)/( 1/3 [1 + 3/4 + 1/2 ] ) = 1/( 9/4 ) = ๐/๐ Therefore, required probability is 4/9

Chapter 13 Class 12 Probability (Term 2)

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