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    Two persons, A and B, agree to meet at a place between 10 a.m to 11 a.m. The first one to arrive waits for 20 minutes and then leave. If the time of their arrival is independent and at random, what is the probability that A and B meet?

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    Let A and B arrive at the place of their meeting x minutes and y minutes after 10 a.m.
    Then they will meet if
    Then the area representing the favourable cases
    = Area OPQBRS = 2000sq.units.
    Total area = 3600sq. units
    Required probability =

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