Class 10th Maths NCERT Solutions for Chapter 15 - Probability

This page contains NCERT solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 15: probability for Exercise 15.1
Question 1
Complete the following statements:
  1. Probability of an event E + Probability of the event ‘not E’ =…………….
  2. The probability of an event that cannot happen is ……. Such an event is called ……..
  3. The probability of an event that is certain to happen is……….     . Such an event is called …….
  4. The sum of the probabilities of all the elementary events of an experiment is ………..
  5. The probability of an event is greater than or equal to ……….and less than or equal to ………
  1. We know that
    The event $\bar A$, representing ‘not A’, is called the complement of the event A. We also say that $\bar A$ and A are complementary events.
    Also $P(A) +P(\bar A)=1$
    So answer is 1
  2. The probability of an event (U) which is impossible to occur is 0. Such an event is called an impossible event
  3. The probability of an event ( X) which is sure (or certain) to occur is 1. Such an event is called a sure event or a certain event
  4. An event having only one outcome of the experiment is called an elementary event.
    Also The sum of the probabilities of all the elementary events of an experiment is 1.
    i.e. If we three elementary event A,B,C in  the experiment ,then
    $P(A)+P(B) +P(C)=1$
  5. Probability of any event can be as
    $$0 \le P(E) \le 1$$
Question 2
Which of the following experiments have equally likely outcomes? Explain.
  1. A driver attempts to start a car. The car starts or does not start.
  2. A player attempts to shoot a basketball. She/he shoots or misses the shot.
  3. A trial is made to answer a true-false question. The answer is right or wrong.
  4. A baby is born. It is a boy or a girl
  1. Not equally likely
  2. Not equally likely
  3. Equally likely as both have equal possibility
  4. Equally likely as the baby born has equal possibility of boy or girl
Question 3
Why is tossing a coin considered to be a fair way of deciding which team should get the ball at the beginning of a football game?
Since the possibility of getting head and tail are equally likely. It will be unbiased and unpredictable
Question 4
Which of the following cannot be the probability of the event
  1. 2/3
  2. -1.5
  3. 15%
  4. .7

(b) as probability cannot be negative

Question 5
if P(E) = 0.05, what is the probability  of ‘Not E’?
The event $\bar E$, representing ‘not E’, is called the complement of the event E. We also say that $\bar E$ and E are complementary events. Also
$P(E) +P(\bar E)=1$
Here P(E) =.05
So $P(E) +P(\bar E)=1$
$P(\bar E)=1-.05=.95$
Question 6
A bag contains lemon colored candies. Malini takes out one candy without looking into the bag. What is the probability that she takes out
  1. An orange colored candy
  2. An lemon colored candy

The bag does not contain any orange candy
  1. So probability of getting orange candy is zero
  2. Since she will always get lemon candy, probability is 1

Question 7
It is given that in a group of 3 students, the probability of 2 students not having the same birthday is .992.   What is the probability that 2 students have the same birthday?
Let A be the event 2 students not having the same birthday And B be the event 2 students having same birthday
These both the events are complimentary so
Question 8
A bag contains 3 red balls and 5 black balls. A ball is drawn at random from the bag.  What is the probability that the ball drawn is
  1. Red
  2. No red
Total number of balls in the bad n(B)=5+3=8
No of ball which are red =3
  1. Let A be event of getting red ball Probability of getting red ball P(A)= No of red balls/Total number of balls= 3/8
  2. Let B be the event of getting non red ball P(B) =No of black balls/ Total number of  balls=5/8
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Reference Books for class 10

Given below are the links of some of the reference books for class 10 math.

  1. Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 10 Hindi B, English Communication Science, Social Science & Maths (Set of 5 Books)
  2. Mathematics for Class 10 by R D Sharma
  3. Pearson IIT Foundation Maths Class 10
  4. Secondary School Mathematics for Class 10
  5. Xam Idea Complete Course Mathematics Class 10

You can use above books for extra knowledge and practicing different questions.

Class 10 Maths Class 10 Science

Practice Question

Question 1 What is $1 - \sqrt {3}$ ?
A) Non terminating repeating
B) Non terminating non repeating
C) Terminating
D) None of the above
Question 2 The volume of the largest right circular cone that can be cut out from a cube of edge 4.2 cm is?
A) 19.4 cm3
B) 12 cm3
C) 78.6 cm3
D) 58.2 cm3
Question 3 The sum of the first three terms of an AP is 33. If the product of the first and the third term exceeds the second term by 29, the AP is ?
A) 2 ,21,11
B) 1,10,19
C) -1 ,8,17
D) 2 ,11,20