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A bag soccer balls contains 8 balls with black design and 7 balls with red design with no other types of soccer balls. Coach graves reaches into the bag and randomly pulls out two soccer balls.

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a) explain these events are either dependent or independent.

i think this is independent because the coach just randomly chooses the ball.

b) what is the propability both of the balls will be the ame design color?

is it 98/15.....

  • algebra...urgent help -

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  • algebra...urgent help -

    The result of the second reach into the bag depends on the result of the first reach.
    For example if the coach pulled a black one first, then for the second there would be 7 black and 7 red.

    probability first one black = 8/15
    then probability second one black = 7/14
    so 8/15 * 7/14 for both black
    probability first one not black = 7/15
    probability second one not black = 6/14
    so 7/15 * 6/14 for both white
    add those two.
    8/15 * 7/14 + 7/15 * 6/14
    = (1/15)(56/14 + 42/14) = (1/15)(98/14)
    = 98/210 = 49/105

  • algebra...urgent help -

    Oh, 49/105 = 7/15

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