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200 people apply for a 3 jobs. 60 are women. If three are chosen at random, probability they are all women?

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(60/200)^3

2.7% chance

Probability is that 2 will be men and 1 will be a woman (oh spit! I misunderstood the question!...hahaha!)

60 * 59 * 58 / 200 * 199 * 198 = 2.6%

(60/200) * (59/199) * (58/198). Once you pick a woman, the number of applicants and women remaining in the pool drops.

1 is a women and 2 are men. 60/200 is only 0.3 or roughly 1/3. that leaves 2/3 or 130 to be men.

No one is doing the math correctly... More
Answered By: eBola sNiper - 9/21/2008

First, break down the problem into three parts, one for each job, and then use the multiplication rule to find the probability of all three events... More

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