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There are six balls in the bag. Two are basketballs, three are playground balls, and one is a soccer ball. What is the probability that if you pick one of the balls without looking, it will be a soccer ball?

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    So, what is your thinking on this one ?

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    1/2

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    You mean one half of the balls in the bag are soccer balls?
    Did you read the question?

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    YES

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    How many soccer balls are in the bag ???
    What is the total number of balls in the bag ??

    prob(soccer ball) = ......

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    6 TOTAL BALL & 1 SOCCER BALL

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    and your probability of getting a soccer ball out of those 6 balls is ....... (drum roll ......)
    =

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    SO IS IT 2/6 OR 1/6

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    come on!
    Where do we suddenly get 2 soccer balls from ?

    prob (soccer ball) = 1/6

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