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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?

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) 
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? 
5/10=3/5
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