Posted by **Rena** on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 8:43am.

Each capital letter of the alphabet is carefully printed on a piece of paper in block-form and placed in a bowl

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

An individual piece of paper is selected from the bowl. What is the probability that

A. the letter is a consonant?

B. the letter is formed from straight-line segments only?

C. the letter has an enclosed region in its representation?

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**bobpursley**, Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9:00am
Is Y a vowel?

After you decide that, then Pr=(chances it can be)/total possibiliites

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**Reiny**, Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9:01am
There are 5 vowels in the alphabet, 6 if you count the "y". Oxford dictionary says it could be either.

so a) prob (consonant) = 21/26 or 20/26

do the others the same way, count the number of letters that obey the condition stated, and divide it by 26

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**Rena**, Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9:02am
It doesn't state if Y is part of the vowel.

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**Jen**, Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9:45am
Then I would assume that it is not.

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**Rena**, Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9:52am
I am stuck and do not know how to do this question. Consider the experiments involving rolling a single die once. Give the probabilities of the event described.

what is P(even or prime)?

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**bobpursley**, Monday, December 6, 2010 at 10:11am
the probability for any side coming up is 1/6

How many ways can you get a Prime number?

1,2,3,5

How many results can you throw:

1,2,3,4,5,6

Pr(prime)=4ways/6possibilies=2/3

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