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?

MATH HELP!! 
Reiny
So, what is your thinking on this one ?

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tariq
1/2

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

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Reiny
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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tariq
6 TOTAL BALL & 1 SOCCER BALL

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

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