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Jay L. Devore

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305251809

Chapter 2.1, Problem 7E

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An academic department has just completed voting by secret ballot for a department head. The ballot box contains four slips with votes for candidate *A* and three slips with votes for candidate *B.* Suppose these slips are removed from the box one by one.

**a.**List all possible outcomes.**b.**Suppose a running tally is kept as slips are removed. For what outcomes does*A*remain ahead of*B*throughout the tally?

**a.**

To determine

Find the outcomes in the sample space *S.*

**Given info:**

The data represents the ballot box that has four slips for candidate A and three slips for candidate B.

**Justification:**

*Sample space:*

The sample space of a random experiment contains set of all possible outcomes of that experiment.

The possible outcomes in sample space is,

**b.**

To determine

Find the possible outcomes in *A* ahead of *B* throughout the tally.

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