Probability in a short story (1/300, 77 times)?





If someone has a 1 in 300 chance of being selected for the lottery every year, what is their lifetime probability of being chosen by age 77?I'm using this information to write an essay about Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"Please state your method also.



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One Answer to “Probability in a short story (1/300, 77 times)?”

  1. exceptant says:

    The chance of being safe is (299 / 300).It’s once a year, so the chance of being safe through ALL 77 years is (299 / 300)