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Six race cars, each a different color, race each other around a track. If the order in which they finish is random, what is the probability that the turquoise car finishes before both the teal and the aquamarine cars?

 Feb 21, 2020
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There are six different ways the cars can finish (turquoise = a; teal = b, aquamarine = c):

a-b-c     a-c-b     b-a-c     b-c-a     c-a-b     c-b-a

Since it's completely random, 1/3rd of the time the turquoise car will finish ahead of the other two cars.

Probability = 0.333

 Feb 21, 2020

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