# SOLUTION: Please help me solve this: Box 1 contains 2 red balls and 1 blue ball. Box 2 contains 3 blue balls and 1 red ball. A coin is tossed and if it falls heads up box 1 is selected an

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Probability-and-statistics Question 415813: Please help me solve this: Box 1 contains 2 red balls and 1 blue ball. Box 2 contains 3 blue balls and 1 red ball. A coin is tossed and if it falls heads up box 1 is selected and a ball is drawn. If the coin lands tails up box 2 is selected and a ball is drawn. Find the probability of selecting a red ball?Answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! probability of selecting a red ball = 1/2 * 2/3 + 1/2 * 1/4 = 1/3 + 1/8 = 11/24