A jar contains 24 marbles, some are green, and others are blue. If a marble is drawn at random from the jar, the probability that it is green is 2/3. Find the number of blue balls in the jar
We use the basic concepts of linear equations and the basic formula of probability to solve the problem.
Total number of marbles = 24
Let the number of green marbles be x and the blue marbles be 24 - x
Probability of getting green marbles = 2/3
Number of possible outcomes / Total number of outcomes = 2/3
x/24 = 2/3
x = (2/3) × 24
x = 16
Therefore, the number of green marbles = 16
Hence, total number of blue marbles = 24 - x
= 24 - 16 = 8
Thus, the number of blue marbles is 8.
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A jar contains 24 marbles, some are green, and others are blue. If a marble is drawn at random from the jar, the probability that it is green is 2/3. Find the number of blue balls in the jar.
NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 15 Exercise 15.2 Question 5
If a jar contains 24 marbles, some are green and others are blue and if marble is drawn at random from the jar, and the probability that it is green is 2/3, then the number of blue marbles in the jar is 8.
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