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Marbles in a Jar (Posted on 2006-05-18) Difficulty: 3 of 5
You have a jar that is filled with a hundred marbles, each of them either black or white, but you have no idea how many of each color there are. However, you have been told that all possible quantities of white marbles (from 0 to 100, both inclusive) are equally probable.

You randomly select 100 marbles from the jar one at a time, with replacement, and they are all white. What is the probability that the jar contains only white marbles?

See The Solution Submitted by tomarken    
Rating: 3.4000 (5 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
How many marbles?Gina Ernyey2006-05-25 20:48:00
re(2): A solutionDej Mar2006-05-20 03:49:26
re: A solutionCharlie2006-05-19 09:23:08
QuestionA solutionDej Mar2006-05-18 16:54:47
Solutionre: solution -- the exact answerCharlie2006-05-18 13:49:42
SolutionA tryowl2006-05-18 13:45:44
SolutionsolutionCharlie2006-05-18 13:36:43
Some ThoughtsMy approachRyan2006-05-18 13:07:54
Partial Solutioniamkobe2006-05-18 12:20:31
First thoughtsiamkobe2006-05-18 12:06:39
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