This is an incorrect statement. "The Rovers play Mustangs. The Rovers can win, loose, or draw, so...

Question:

This is an incorrect statement. "The Rovers play Mustangs. The Rovers can win, loose, or draw, so the probability that they win is 1/3." What is the correct probability that the Rovers will win?

equally likely events:

The equally likely events are those events which have the same probability of occurring. Each number on a die is equally likely to occur when a die is tossed.

Answer and Explanation:

The given statement is false.

The probability for the win, loose or draw is {eq}1/3 {/eq} if and only if the events are equally likely but it is not mentioned in the question.


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