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A popular word game starts with 100 letter tiles in a bag. The table shows the distribution for the vowels.

Vowel A E I O U
Number of Tiles 9 12 9 8 4

What is the probability that a vowel is selected on the first draw?

Just seeing if I get this.

42 vowels 100 letters
42/100 = 21/50

It keeps telling me to divide to get answer not getting this part
choices are 3/25 21/50 2/7 3/22
So I was thinking 2 goes into 42 - 21 times and 2 goes into 100- 50 times.
Am I on the right track?

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  1. So you have 42 vowels in the bag out of 100
    prob(a vowel) = 42/100 = 21/50

    You had that, and it is one of the choices.
    I don't see what the problem is here.

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    Reiny
  2. Yeah, I think you already have your answer...

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  3. A. 42
    B. 84
    C. 3/25
    For Calculating Probabilities

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  4. answers is 100% right :D tysm

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  5. Alright dude, really messed up, you just made half of some people fail the test, hope your proud of yourself

    Anyways the real answers in connexus are
    1. D 100
    2. B 42
    3. B 21/50

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  6. Ann's right if you're connexus

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  7. AnnLyn is the GOAT

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  8. Thanks Ann !

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