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One box contains five red and six black marbles. A second box contains 10 red and five black marbles. One marble is drawn from box 1 and placed in box 2. Two marbles then are drawn from box 2 without replacement. What is the expected number of red marbles obtained on the second draw?

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One box contains five red and six black marbles. A second box contains 10 red and five black marbles. One marble is drawn from box 1 and placed in box 2. Two marbles then are drawn from box 2 without replacement. What is the expected number of red marbles obtained on the second draw?

Denote by X the number of red marbles obtained on the second draw. We know that X could be 2, 1 or ...

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The solution discusses one box contains five red and six black marbles. A second box contains 10 red and five black marbles. One marble is drawn from box 1 and placed in box 2. Two marbles then are drawn from box 2 without replacement. What is the expected number of red marbles obtained on the second draw?

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