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The probabilities of A, B, C solving a problem are 1/3, 1/4 and 1/6, respectively. If all the three try to solve the problem simultaneously, find the probability that exactly one of them will solve it.

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Given : let A , B and C be three students whose chances of solving a problem is given i.e , 

P(A) = \(\frac{1}{3}\), P(B) = \(\frac{1}{4}\) and P(C) = \(\frac{1}{6}.\)

\(\Rightarrow P(\overline A)=\frac{2}{3},\) P(\(\overline B\)) = \(\frac{3}{4}\) and P(\(\overline C\)) = \(\frac{5}{6}\)

To Find: The probability that excatly one of them will solve it .

Now, P(excatly one of them will solve it) 

= P(A and not B and not c) +P (B and not A and not C) +P (C and not A and not B)

\(\frac{31}{72}\)

Therefore , The probability that excatly one of them will solve the problem is\(\frac{31}{72}\)

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