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Find the odds against correctly guessing the answer to a multiple choice question with 6 possible answers.

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  1. with 5 wrong answers = 5/6

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  2. With odds against, the chances of the event not occurring go in the numerator, and the chances of it happening are in the denominator. So (5/6)/(1/6), and when you divide the fractions and simplify you get 5/1 or 5:1.

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