4 Additional Example 1A: Using the Fundamental Counting Principal License plates are being produced that have a single letter followed by three digits. All license plates are equally likely.A. Find the number of possible license plates.Use the Fundamental Counting Principle.letterfirst digitsecond digitthird digit26 choices10 choices10 choices10 choices26 • 10 • 10 • 10 = 26,000The number of possible 1-letter, 3-digit license plates is 26,000.
5 Additional Example 1B: Using the Fundamental Counting Principal B. Find the probability that a license plate has the letter Q.1 261 • 10 • 10 • 1026,000=P(Q ) =0.038
6 Additional Example 1C: Using the Fundamental Counting Principle C. Find the probability that a license plate does not contain a 3.First use the Fundamental Counting Principle to find the number of license plates that do not contain a 3.26 • 9 • 9 • 9 = 18,954 possible license plates without a 3There are 9 choices for any digit except 3.P(no 3) = = 0.72926,00018,954
7 Try This: Example 1Social Security numbers contain 9 digits. All Social Security numbers are equally likely.A. Find the number of possible Social Security numbers.Use the Fundamental Counting Principle.Digit123456789Choices1010 • 10 • 10 • 10 • 10 • 10 • 10 • 10 • 10 = 1,000,000,000The number of Social Security numbers is 1,000,000,000.
8 B. Find the probability that the Social Security number contains a 7. Try This: Example 1BB. Find the probability that the Social Security number contains a 7.P(7 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) = 1 • 10 • 10 • 10 • 10 • 10 • 10 • 10 • 101,000,000,000= = 0.1101
9 Try This: Example 1CC. Find the probability that a Social Security number does not contain a 7.First use the Fundamental Counting Principle to find the number of Social Security numbers that do not contain a 7.P(no 7 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) = 9 • 9 • 9 • 9 • 9 • 9 • 9 • 9 • 91,000,000,000P(no 7) = ≈ 0.41,000,000,000387,420,489
10 The Fundamental Counting Principle tells you only the number of outcomes in some experiments, not what the outcomes are. A tree diagram is a way to show all of the possible outcomes.
11 Additional Example 2: Using a Tree Diagram You have a photo that you want to mat and frame. You can choose from a blue, purple, red, or green mat and a metal or wood frame. Describe all of the ways you could frame this photo with one mat and one frame.You can find all of the possible outcomes by making a tree diagram.There should be 4 • 2 = 8 different ways to frame the photo.
12 Additional Example 2 Continued Each “branch” of the tree diagram represents a different way to frame the photo. The ways shown in the branches could be written as (blue, metal), (blue, wood), (purple, metal), (purple, wood), (red, metal), (red, wood), (green, metal), and (green, wood).
13 Try This: Example 2A baker can make yellow or white cakes with a choice of chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla icing. Describe all of the possible combinations of cakes.You can find all of the possible outcomes by making a tree diagram.There should be 2 • 3 = 6 different cakes available.
14 Try This: Example 2yellow cakeThe different cake possibilities are (yellow, chocolate), (yellow, strawberry), (yellow, vanilla), (white, chocolate), (white, strawberry), and (white, vanilla).vanilla icingchocolate icingstrawberry icingwhite cakevanilla icingchocolate icingstrawberry icing
15 Lesson QuizPersonal identification numbers (PINs) contain 2 letters followed by 4 digits. Assume that all codes are equally likely.1. Find the number of possible PINs.2. Find the probability that a PIN does not contain a 6.3. For lunch a student can choose one sandwich, one bowl of soup, and one piece of fruit. The choices include grilled cheese, peanut butter, or turkey sandwich, chicken soup or clam chowder, and an apple, banana, or orange. How many different lunches are possible?6,760,0000.656118
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