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    Re: Probability question




    The order does not matter, in that you are correct. But the total number of ways to throw the balls is still 3^3 for N=3. The first can hit either of the three baskets. The second can hit either of the three. And the third can also hit either of the three. If I interpret the original question correctly that is.

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    Re: Probability question

    Quote Originally Posted by sunragav View Post
    But does it matter when the balls are identical. Arent we supposed to eliminate those duplicate cases. For an instance , when we ignore how many ever different ways a set of (1,1,1 ) can happen, we ihave only one such event to consider. Probabilty science does not allow that?
    The person who asked me this question told that the answer is 1-((n-1)/n)^n is the right answer.

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    Re: Probability question


    I got the answer from the person who asked this question as 1-((n-1)/n)^n

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