One urn contains two black balls (labelled and ) and one white ball. A second urn contains one black ball and two white balls (labelled and ). Suppose the following experiment is performed. One of the two urns is chosen at random. Next a ball is randomly chosen from the urn. Then a second ball is chosen at random from the same urn without replacing the first ball.
(a) Write the sample space showing all possible outcomes
(b) What is the probability that two black balls are chosen?
One urn contains two black balls (labelled and ) and one white ball. A second urn contains one black ball and two white balls (labelled and ). Suppose the following experiment is performed. One of the two urns is chosen at random. Next a ball is randomly chosen from the urn. Then a second ball is chosen at random from the same urn without replacing the first ball.
(a) Write the sample space showing all possible outcomes
(b) What is the probability that two black balls are chosen?

Solution:

It is given that one urn contains two black balls and one white ball
and the second urn contains one black ball and two white balls.

Also given that if one of the two urns is chosen, then a ball is randomly chosen from the urn, then the second ball is chosen at random from the same urn without replacing the first ball.
(a) Sample Space The total no. of sample space (b) If the two black balls are chosen
The total outcomes The favourable outcomes are  The total favourable outcomes It is known that, 