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Probability of Getting Two Red Balls From the Chosen Box

Problem 751

There are two boxes containing red and blue balls. Let us call the boxes Box A and Box B. Each box contains the same number of red and blue balls. More specifically, Box A has 5 red balls and 5 blue balls. Box B has 20 red balls and 20 blue balls. You choose one box. Then draw two balls randomly from the chosen box without replacement, that is, you will not return the first ball into the box before picking up the second ball.

If you draw two balls with the same color, then you win. Otherwise, you lose. To maximize the chance of winning, which box should you pick?

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