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?

math  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)

math  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?

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