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Question

Teams $$P$$ and $$Q$$ are involved in a game of football. What is the probability that the game ends in a draw?

Options

A)
$$\frac{2}{3}$$
B)
$$\frac{1}{2}$$
C)
$$\frac{1}{3}$$
D)
$$\frac{1}{4}$$

Explanation:

In a football game, one team either wins or there is a tie. This means there are three possible outcomes: a win, a loss or a draw. Therefore, the probability of a draw is $$\frac{1}{3}$$.

Discussion (7)

• Three possibilities, a win, a loss and a draw. We are calculating the probability of a draw of which is one of the possibilities. Therefore,
And: 1/3

• 1/3

• The probability that a side will win/draw is divided in three
A win , a loss , a draw
A draw will be one out of the three outcomes
Therefore its 1/3

• In a football game, one team either wins or there is a tie. This means there are three possible outcomes: a win, a loss or a draw. Therefore, the probability of a draw is $$\frac{1}{3}$$.

• The given answer is incorrect. There are three possibilities: a win, a loss or a draw. So, the possibility of a draw is $$\frac{1}{3}$$.

• $$P$$ (games end in draw)
$$\Rightarrow$$ Team $$P$$ wins and $$Q$$ wins
$$P$$ ($$P$$ wins) $$= \frac{1}{2}$$
$$P$$ ($$Q$$ wins) $$= \frac{1}{2}$$
Therefore, $$P$$ (games ends in draw) $$= \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{1}{2} = \frac{1}{4}$$

1. Emmanuel

Wrong