Quiz Discussion

A person tosses an unbiased coin. When head turns up, he gets Rs.8 and tail turns up he loses Rs.4. If 3 coins are tossed, what is probability that he gets a profit of Rs.12?

Course Name: Quantitative Aptitude

  • 1]

    3/8

  • 2]

    5/8

  • 3]

    3/4

  • 4]

    1/8

Solution

Person will get profit of Rs 12 only when there is 2H (Head) and 1T (Tail)

H + H + T = 12

8 + 8 + (-4) = 12

Total outcome of 2 head and 1 tail = 23 = 8

i.e (T, H, TH, HT, HH, HHT, HTH, THH)

Total event with 2H and 1 T is 3

therfore probability = 3/8

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