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For the FIFA world cup, Paul the octopus has been predicting the winner of each match with amazing success. It is rumored that in a match between 2 teams A and B, Paul picks A with the same probability as A's chances of winning. Let's assume such rumors to be true and that in a match between Ghana and Bolivia, Ghana the stronger team has a probability of 2/3 of winning the game. What is the probability that Paul will correctly pick the winner of the Ghana-Bolivia game?
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VIKAS KUMAR SINGH
24 Feb, 2018 11:34 AM
Solution: Answer is 5/9 because for example
Let Paul picks Ghana then probability that its prophecy will be true is 2/3*2/3 =4/9.
Now it may pick up Bolivia and the chances of winning are 1/3*1/3=1/9
So total probability will be 4/9 1/9=5/9
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