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?

1. Reiny

So, what is your thinking on this one ?

2. tariq

1/2

3. Reiny

You mean one half of the balls in the bag are soccer balls?

4. tariq

YES

5. Reiny

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

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

6. tariq

6 TOTAL BALL & 1 SOCCER BALL

7. Reiny

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

8. tariq

SO IS IT 2/6 OR 1/6

9. Reiny

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

prob (soccer ball) = 1/6

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