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Ordinary dice are rolled. The probability that at least half of them will show at least 3 is

$\begin {array} {1 1} (A)\;41 \times \large\frac{2^4}{3^6} & \quad (B)\;\large\frac{2^4}{3^6} \\ (C)\;20 \times \large\frac{2^4}{3^6} & \quad (D)\;None\: of \: these \end {array}$


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The probability of getting atleast 3 in a throw = $ \large\frac{4}{6}=\large\frac{2}{3}$
$ \therefore $ The required probability
$ = 6C_3 \bigg( \large\frac{2}{3} \bigg)^3 \bigg( \large\frac{1}{3} \bigg)^3 + 6C_4 \bigg( \large\frac{2}{3} \bigg)^4 \bigg( \large\frac{1}{3} \bigg)^2 + 6C_5 \bigg( \large\frac{2}{3} \bigg)^5 \large\frac{1}{3} + 6C_6 \bigg( \large\frac{2}{3} \bigg)^6$
$ = \large\frac{41(2^4)}{3^6}$
Hence Ans (A)
answered Jan 9, 2014 by thanvigandhi_1

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