Two persons A and B appear in an interview for two vacancies available. The chance of A's selection is and that of B's selection is . What is the chance that (i) both are selected? (ii) both are rejected? (iii) only one of them is selected? (iv) at least one of them is selected?

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Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Let P(A) = and P(B) =

Then,

and

(i) P(both are selected) =

(ii) P(both are rejected) =

(iii) P(only one of them selected) = P(A is selected and B is rejected or A is rejected and B is selected) = p1 q2 + q1 x p2

(iv) P(at least one is selected) = 1 - P(both are rejected)

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Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM