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# Which of the following cannot be the probability of an event

a. 1/3

b. 0.1

c. 3%

d. 17/16

**Solution:**

We know that

Probability of an event lies between 0 and 1

a. 1/3 = 0.333

It is a probability of an event as it lies between 0 and 1.

b. 0.1

It is a probability of an event as it lies between 0 and 1.

c. 3% = 3/100 = 0.03

It is a probability of an event as it lies between 0 and 1.

d. 17/16 = 1.0625

It is not a probability of an event as it is greater than 1.

Therefore, 17/16 cannot be the probability of an event.

**✦ Try This: **Which of the following cannot be the probability of an event? a. 1/2, b. 0.2, c. 5%, d. 15/14

**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 14

**NCERT Exemplar Class 10 Maths Exercise 13.1**** Problem 13**

## Which of the following cannot be the probability of an event a. 1/3, b. 0.1, c. 3%, d. 17/16

**Summary:**

The probability of an event can be calculated by probability formula by simply dividing the favorable number of outcomes by the total number of possible outcomes.17/16 cannot be the probability of an event

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