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1.
(10 p.)
Assume that \( A \) is a 40element subset of \( \{1,2,3,\dots,50\} \), and let \( n \) be the sum of the elements of \( A \). Find the number of possible values of \( n \).
2.
(25 p.)
We are given an unfair coin. When the coin is tossed, the probability of heads is 0.4. The coin is tossed 10 times. Let \( a_n \) be the number of heads in the first \( n \) tosses. Let \( P \) be the probability that \( a_n/n \leq 0.4 \) for \( n = 1, 2, \dots , 9 \) and \( a_{10}/10 = 0.4 \). Evaluate \( \frac{P\cdot 10^{10}}{24^4} \).
3.
(10 p.)
Two students Alice and Bob participated in a twoday math contest. At the end both had attempted questions worth 500 points. Alice scored 160 out of 300 attempted on the first day and 140 out of 200 attempted on the second day, so her twoday success ratio was 300/500 = 3/5. Bob’s scores are different from Alice’s (but with the same twoday total). Bob had a positive integer score on each day. However, for each day Bob’s success ratio was less than Alice’s. Assume that \( p/q \) (\( p \) and \( q \) are relatively prime integers) is the largest possible twoday success ratio that Bob could have achieved. Calculate \( p+q \).
4.
(22 p.)
A circle of radius 1 is randomly placed inside a \( 15 \times 36 \) rectangle \( ABCD \). The probability that it does not intersect the diagonal \( AC \) can be expressed as \( p/q \) where \( p \) and \( q \) are relatively prime integers. Find \( p+q \).
5.
(31 p.)
At the basement of a building with 5 floors, Adam, Bob, Cindy, Diana and Ernest entered the elevator. The elevator goes only up and doesn’t come back, and each person gets out of the elevator at one of the five floors. In how many ways can the five people leave the elevator in such a way that at no time are there a male and a female alone in the elevator?
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