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Problem 43BB

Odds. In Exercise, answer the given questions that involve odds.

Texas Pick 3 In the Texas Pick 3 lottery, you can bet \$1 by selecting the exact order of three digits between 0 and 9 inclusive, so the probability of winning is 1>1000. If the same three numbers are drawn in the same order, you collect \$500, so your net profit is \$499.

a. Find the actual odds against winning.

b. Find the payoff odds.

c. The Web site www.txlottery.org indicates “Odds 1:1000” for this bet. Is that description accurate?

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(a)

Let A is the event of winning. So the actual odds against winning is Here and so actual odds against winning is Therefore, the actual odds against winning is (b)

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