Posted by **eric** on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 2:49pm.

the letters elementary are placed in a bag. one letter is randomly selected from the bag. what is the probability the letter selected is a consonant?

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**Reiny**, Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 3:03pm
The word "elementary" has 4 vowels and 6 consonants

so prob(consonant) = 6/10 = 3/5

(I counted y as a consonant, perhaps an English teacher could confirm if this is correct)

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**Writeacher**, Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 4:13pm
Yes, in that word, "y" is serving as a vowel. Each syllable needs a vowel, so ...

el - e - men - ta - ry

Five vowel instances, right?

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**chris**, Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 1:06pm
5/10=3/5

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