$n$
biscuits. A tin is chosen at random and a biscuit is removed. This is repeated until one tin becomes empty. What is the probability that there are $k$
biscuits left in one tin when the other becomes empty? Explain the steps of your solution.

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Suppose the first tin becomes empty, from which tin must the last biscuit be drawn from?

Find the probability that there is 1 biscuit left in the first tin and
$k$
biscuits left in the second tin. 
… by first finding the probabilities that
$n1$
biscuits were drawn from the first tin and$nk$
biscuits were drawn from the second tin. 
… and then the number of possible orderings which lead to that scenario.

Does it matter that which tin becomes empty and which tin contains
$k$
biscuits?

It doesn’t matter which tin becomes empty and which tin contains
$k$
biscuits due to symmetry.Suppose it’s the first one that becomes empty: the last biscuit must be drawn from that tin, which has probability
$\frac{1}{2}.$
Therefore, prior to that, there must have been$n1$
biscuits drawn from the first tin, which has probability$\frac{1}{2^{n1}},$
and$nk$
biscuits drawn from the other tin, giving the probability$\frac{1}{2^{nk}}.$
There are${ (n  1) + (n  k) \choose n  1}$
possible orderings of those choices. This gives a probability of${2n  k  1 \choose n  1}\big(\frac{1}{2}\big)^{2nk}.$
We get the same probability if it’s the second tin that becomes empty. Those two events are independent, so the probabilities can be added. The final result is
$2{2n  k  1 \choose n  1}(\frac{1}{2})^{2nk}.$