# MATH221 Probability and Odds

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**MATH221 Probability and Odds**

The odds of winning a game are given as 1:10. What is the probability…

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## MATH221 Probability and Odds

MATH221 Probability and Odds

**Discussions Week 3 All Students Posts 51 Pages **

The odds of winning a game are given as 1:10. What is the probability that you will win this game? What is the probability that you will lose this game? In your follow up replies, consider which number in the odds ratio needs to change and how in order to increase the probability of winning. Give this problem a try: If the odds of winning are 5:12, what is the probability of winning? What is the probability that on a single toss of a nickel and a dime, what is the probability that both the nickel and dime land on heads?

Suppose you have to select a four-digit PIN number and all four digits must be different. How many different PIN numbers are possible? Suppose someone tries to guess your PIN number. What is the probability that the person will guess your PIN number on the first try? Write your answer as a fraction. STANDARD DECK OF CARDS: Suppose you randomly select one card from a standard 52-card deck. What is the probability that the card will be a King? What is the probability that the card will be a seven or a nine? What is the probability that the card will be a King or a heart? Include explanations with your answers…