MATH HELP!!
posted by tariq
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?

Reiny
So, what is your thinking on this one ?

tariq
1/2

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

Reiny
How many soccer balls are in the bag ???
What is the total number of balls in the bag ??
prob(soccer ball) = ...... 
tariq
6 TOTAL BALL & 1 SOCCER BALL

Reiny
and your probability of getting a soccer ball out of those 6 balls is ....... (drum roll ......)
= 
tariq
SO IS IT 2/6 OR 1/6

Reiny
come on!
Where do we suddenly get 2 soccer balls from ?
prob (soccer ball) = 1/6
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