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?
So, what is your thinking on this one ?
You mean one half of the balls in the bag are soccer balls?
Did you read the question?
How many soccer balls are in the bag ???
What is the total number of balls in the bag ??
prob(soccer ball) = ......
6 TOTAL BALL & 1 SOCCER BALL
and your probability of getting a soccer ball out of those 6 balls is ....... (drum roll ......)
SO IS IT 2/6 OR 1/6
Where do we suddenly get 2 soccer balls from ?
prob (soccer ball) = 1/6