Puzzles/Statistical puzzles/3 Bags of Marbles

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
< Puzzles‎ | Statistical puzzles
Jump to: navigation, search

Puzzles | Statistical puzzles | 3 Bags of Marbles


You have three bags, each containing two marbles. Bag #1 contains two white marbles, bag #2 contains two black marbles, and bag #3 contains one white marble and one black marble.

You pick a random bag and take out one marble. Given that this is a white marble, what is the probability that the remaining marble from the same bag is also white?

solution