# Popular Probability Puzzle

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This is a popular probability puzzle in which you have to select the correct answer at random from the four options below.

Can you tell, whats the probability of choosing correct answer in this random manner.

1) 1/4
2) 1/2
3) 1
4) 1/4

SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 10th August 2015 in

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Explanation:
1) Why can’t be 1/4 :
If the answer is 1/4, then as we know two out of four answer choices is ‘1/4’, the answer has be 1/2.

2) why cant be 1/2 :

3) why cant be 1 :

Detective Expert Answered on 10th August 2015.

number of possible cases = 4
number of correct cases = 1
so probability = required/total no of cases
this is equal to 1/4

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