*With ever-changing specifications, there is an increasing tendency to make exam questions more pertinent to real life.*

*Sensing an opportunity to make my fortune, I’m submitting the question below for the consideration of all of the major UK examination boards.*

*See how you get on with it.*

**Bruce and Debbie have a bag of coloured marbles. There are nine marbles in all, each one a different colour.**

**Bruce takes one marble out, looks at it and puts it back. **

**He repeats this action fifty times.**

**What is the probability that Debbie wishes she’d never married Bruce?**

**Remember to show all of your workings.**

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Is it 42?

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Well that is of course the answer to life, the universe and everything, so it’s hard to mark you wrong. But as it’s a probability question you really should have expressed your answer as a fraction, a decimal or a percentage so I’m afraid I can’t give you full marks.

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I always sucked at Maths, so no surprise really.

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10,000 to 1

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Good effort but a few zeros off I’m afraid…

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I never was great at math! 😇

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