I have a rather longwinded question, so please bear with me!
A number of employees conduct duties at company X. Each type of employee meets by department 4 times yearly. Occasionally, a departmental chief will have an employee present a case to the rest of the employees about a problem that has occurred at company X.
Within a 2 year period there were 9 scheduled meetings for a particular department at company X. On 4 occasions employees were asked to present cases.
This particular department is comprised of employees from 4 different subcategories: A,B,C,D, where:
Group A contains 13 members
Group B contains 2 members
Group C contains 1 member
Group D contains 1 member
A given employee belongs to only one group.
The 4 presentations over 2 years have been from groups B, C and D.
Surprisingly, no members of Group A have been called upon to present despite having the largest number of member employees (who consequently take care of more cases).
What is the probability of this occurring by chance alone?
What is the probability of another fifth presentation being from either B,C, or D, and not A by chance alone?