Posted by **Cari** on Friday, October 27, 2006 at 8:08pm.

At a certain university, 30% of the students major in math. Of the students majoring in math, 60% are males. Of all the students at the university, 70% are males.

a) What is the probability that a student selected at random in the university is male and majors in math?

b) What is the probability that a randomly selected student in the university is female or majors in math or both?

Based upon the information you provided, out of every 100 students you have this breakdown:

male, math major: 18

female, math major: 12

male, non-math major: 52

female, non-math major: 18

therefore:

a) 18%

b) female: 30%

math major (either sex): 30%

female math major: 12%

so for b), you just add them up to get 72%?