## ML Aggarwal Class 10 Solutions for ICSE Maths Chapter 22 Probability MCQS

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**Choose the correct answer from the given four options (1 to 28):**

**Question 1.**

**Which of the following cannot be the probability of an event?**

**(a) 0.7**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 3 } \)**

**(c) – 1.5**

**(d) 15%**

**Solution:**

– 1.5 (negative) can not be a probability as a probability is possible 0 to 1. (c)

**Question 2.**

**If the probability of an event is p, then the probability of its complementary event will be**

**(a) p – 1**

**(b) p**

**(c) 1 – p**

**(d) \(1- \frac { 1 }{ p } \)**

**Solution:**

Complementary of p is 1 – p

Probability of complementary even of p is 1 – p. (c)

**Question 3.**

**Out of one digit prime numbers, one selecting an even number is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 4 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 4 }{ 9 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 5 } \)**

**Solution:**

One digit prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7 = 4

Probability of an even prime number (i.e , 2) = \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 4 } \) (b)

**Question 4.**

**Out of vowels, of the English alphabet, one letter is selected at random. The probability of selecting ‘e’ is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 26 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 5 }{ 26 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 4 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 5 } \)**

**Solution:**

Vowels of English alphabet are a, e, i, o, u = 4

One letter is selected at random.

The probability of selecting ’e’ = \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 5 } \) (d)

**Question 5.**

**When a die is thrown, the probability of getting an odd number less than 3 is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 6 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 3 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 } \)**

**(d) 0**

**Solution:**

A die is thrown

Total number of events = 6

Odd number less than 3 is 1 = 1

Probability = \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 6 } \) (a)

**Question 6.**

**A fair die is thrown once. The probability of getting an even prime number is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 6 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 3 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 3 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 } \)**

**Solution:**

A fair die is thrown once

Total number of outcomes = 6

Prime numbers = 2, 3, 5 and even prime is 2

Probability of getting an even prime number = \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 6 } \) (a)

**Question 7.**

**A fair die is thrown once. The probability of getting a composite number is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 3 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 6 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 3 } \)**

**(d) 0**

**Solution:**

A fair die is thrown once

Total number of outcomes = 6

Composite numbers are 4, 6 = 2

Probability = \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 6 } \) = \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 3 } \) (a)

**Question 8.**

**If a fair dice is rolled once, then the probability of getting an even number or a number greater than 4 is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 3 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 5 }{ 6 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 3 } \)**

**Solution:**

A fair dice is thrown once.

Total number of outcomes = 6

Even numbers or a number greater than 4 = 2, 4, 5, 6 = 4

Probability = \(\\ \frac { 4 }{ 6 } \) = \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 3 } \) (d)

**Question 9.**

**Rashmi has a die whose six faces show the letters as given below :**

**If she throws the die once, then the probability of getting C is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 3 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 4 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 5 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 6 } \)**

**Solution:**

A die having 6 faces bearing letters A, B, C, D, A, C

Total number of outcomes = 4

Probability of getting C = \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 6 } \) = \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 3 } \) (a)

**Question 10.**

**If a letter is chosen at random from the letters of English alphabet, then the probability that it is a letter of the word ‘DELHI’ is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 5 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 26 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 5 }{ 26 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 21 }{ 26 } \)**

**Solution:**

Total number of English alphabets = 26

Letter of Delhi = D, E, L, H, I. = 5

Probability = \(\\ \frac { 5 }{ 26 } \) (c)

**Question 11.**

**A card is drawn from a well-shuffled pack of 52 playing cards. The event E is that the card drawn is not a face card. The number of outcomes favourable to the event E is**

**(a) 51**

**(b) 40**

**(c) 36**

**(d) 12**

**Solution:**

Number of playing cards = 52

Probability of a card which is not a face card = (52 – 12) = 40

Number of possible events = 40 (b)

**Question 12.**

**A card is drawn from a deck of 52 cards. The event E is that card is not an ace of hearts. The number of outcomes favourable to E is**

**(a) 4**

**(b) 13**

**(c) 48**

**(d) 51**

**Solution:**

Total number of cards = 52

Balance 52 – 1 = 51

Number of possible events = 51 (d)

**Question 13.**

**If one card is drawn from a well-shuffled pack of 52 cards, the probability of getting an ace is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 52 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 4 }{ 13 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 13 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 13 } \)**

**Solution:**

Total number of cards = 52

Number of aces = 4

Probability of card being an ace = \(\\ \frac { 4 }{ 52 } \) = \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 13 } \) (d)

**Question 14.**

**A card is selected at random from a well- shuffled deck of 52 cards. The probability of its being a face card is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 13 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 4 }{ 13 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 6 }{ 13 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 9 }{ 13 } \)**

**Solution:**

Total number of cards = 52

No. of face cards = 3 × 4 = 12

.’. Probability of face card = \(\\ \frac { 12 }{ 52 } \) = \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 13 } \) (a)

**Question 15.**

**A card is selected at random from a pack of 52 cards. The probability of its being a red face card is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 26 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 13 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 13 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 } \)**

**Solution:**

Total number of card = 52

No. of red face card = 3 × 2 = 6

.’. Probability = \(\\ \frac { 6 }{ 52 } \) = \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 26 } \) (a)

**Question 16.**

**If a card is drawn from a well-shuffled pack of 52 playing cards, then the probability of this card being a king or a jack is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 26 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 13 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 13 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 4 }{ 13 } \)**

**Solution:**

Total number of cards 52

Number of a king or a jack = 4 + 4 = 8

.’. Probability = \(\\ \frac { 8 }{ 52 } \) = \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 13 } \) (c)

**Question 17.**

**The probability that a non-leap year selected at random has 53 Sundays is.**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 365 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 365 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 2 }{ 7 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 7 } \)**

**Solution:**

Number of a non-leap year 365

Number of Sundays = 53

In a leap year, there are 52 weeks or 364 days

One days is left

Now we have to find the probability of a Sunday out of remaining 1 day

∴ Probability = \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 7 } \) (d)

**Question 18.**

**A bag contains 3 red balk, 5 white balls and 7 black balls. The probability that a ball drawn from the bag at random will be neither red nor black is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 5 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 3 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 7 }{ 15 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 8 }{ 1 } \)**

**Solution:**

In a bag, there are

3 red balls + 5 white balls + 7 black balls

Total number of balls = 15

One ball is drawn at random which is neither

red not black

Number of outcomes = 5

Probability = \(\\ \frac { 5 }{ 15 } \) = \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 3 } \) (b)

**Question 19.**

**A bag contains 4 red balls and 5 green balls. One ball is drawn at random from the bag. The probability of getting either a red ball or a green ball is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 4 }{ 9 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 5 }{ 9 } \)**

**(c) 0**

**(d) 1**

**Solution:**

In a bag, there are

4 red balls + 5 green balls

Total 4 + 5 = 9

One ball is drawn at random

Probability of either a red or a green ball = \(\\ \frac { 9 }{ 9 } \) = 1 (d)

**Question 20.**

**A bag contains 5 red, 4 white and 3 black balls. If a. ball is drawn from the bag at random, then the probability of the ball being not black is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 5 }{ 12 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 3 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 4 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 4 } \)**

**Solution:**

In a bag, there are

5 red + 4 white + 3 black balls = 12

One ball is drawn at random

Probability of a ball not black = \(\\ \frac { 5+4 }{ 12 } \) = \(\\ \frac { 9 }{ 12 } \) = \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 4 } \) (c)

**Question 21.**

**One ticket is drawn at random from a bag containing tickets numbered 1 to 40. The probability that the selected ticket has a number which is a multiple of 5 is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 5 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 5 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 4 }{ 5 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 3 } \)**

**Solution:**

There are t to 40 = 40 tickets in a bag

No. of tickets which is multiple of 5 = 8

(5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40)

Probability = \(\\ \frac { 8 }{ 40 } \) = \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 5 } \) (a)

**Question 22.**

**If a number is randomly chosen from the numbers 1,2,3,4, …, 25, then the probability of the number to be prime is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 7 }{ 25 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 9 }{ 25 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 11 }{ 25 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 13 }{ 25 } \)**

**Solution:**

There are 25 number bearing numbers 1, 2, 3,…,25

Prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17 19, 23 = 9

Probability being a prime number = \(\\ \frac { 9 }{ 25 } \) (b)

**Question 23.**

**A box contains 90 cards numbered 1 to 90. If one card is drawn from the box at random, then the probability that the number on the card is a perfect square is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 10 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 9 }{ 100 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 9 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 100 } \)**

**Solution:**

In a box, there are

90 cards bearing numbers 1 to 90

Perfect squares are 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81 = 9

Probability of being a perfect square = \(\\ \frac { 9 }{ 90 } \) = \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 10 } \) (a)

**Question 24.**

**If a (fair) coin is tossed twice, then the probability of getting two heads is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 4 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 4 } \)**

**(d) 0**

**Solution:**

A coin is tossed twice

Number of outcomes = 2 x 2 = 4

Probability of getting two heads (HH = 1) = \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 4 } \) (a)

**Question 25.**

**If two coins are tossed simultaneously, then the probability of getting atleast one head is**

**(a) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 4 } \)**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 4 } \)**

**(d) 1**

**Solution:**

Two coins are tossed

Total outcomes = 2 × 2 = 4

Probability of getting atleast one head (HT,TH,H,H) = \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 4 } \) (c)

**Question 26.**

**Lakshmi tosses two coins simultaneously. The probability that she gets almost one head**

**(a) 1**

**(b) \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 4 } \)**

**(c) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 } \)**

**(d) \(\\ \frac { 1 }{ 7 } \)**

**Solution:**

Two coins are tossed

Total number of outcomes = 2 × 2 = 4

Probability of getting atleast one head = (HT, TH, RH = 3) = \(\\ \frac { 3 }{ 4 } \) (b)

**Question 27.**

**The probability of getting a bad egg in a lot of 400 eggs is 0.035. The number of bad eggs in the lot is**

**(a) 7**

**(b) 14**

**(c) 21**

**(d) 28**

**Solution:**

Total number of eggs 400

Probability of getting a bad egg = 0.035

Number of bad eggs = 0.035 of 400 = \(400 \times \frac { 35 }{ 1000 } \) = 14 (b)

**Question 28.**

**A girl calculates that the probability of her winning the first prize in a lottery is 0.08. If 6000 tickets are sold, how many tickets she has bought?**

**(a) 40**

**(b) 240**

**(c) 480**

**(d) 750**

**Solution:**

For a girl,

Winning a first prize = 0.08

Number of total tickets = 6000

Number of tickets she bought = 0.08 of 6000 = \(6000 \times \frac { 8 }{ 100 } \) = 480 (c)

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