# Math

your drawer contains 6 red socks and 10 blue socks. its to dark to see which are which, but you grab two anyway. what is the probability that both socks are red?

i know what the answer is (3/40) but I don't know how to get it. and I need to show my work and take a picture. :/

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1. 16 socks, 6 red so 6/16
then
15 socks 5 red so 5/15
so
6/16 * 5/15 = 3/8 * 1/3 = 1/8

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Damon
2. I agree with Damon,
Your answer of 3/40 is incorrect

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Reiny
3. I have no idea where your 3/40 came from.

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Damon
4. okay so on quizzes it says the right answer is 3/40 and also I understand what you mean for the most part except for why you multiplied 3/8 by 1/3

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5. a coin is tossed and then the spinner is spun. determine the probability that you toss heads and spin a red. i got 5/6 but that is not an option neither is it reduced or as a prcentage.

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6. and it can only be 1/6 or 1/10

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7. 6red/10blue × 2X/16total socks
X=3/5×1/8 =3/40

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