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Each letter of the alphabet is written ona separate piece of paper and placed ina box. FInd the probability of now drawing a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) or a letter in the word segments.

is is 16/26 or do I need to break it down more ?

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  1. There are five vowels, 26 total letters.

    Now clarify what you mean by drawing a vowel in a "word segment". How long is the segment? Are letters replaced in the box, or not.

  2. The letters are not replaced into the box. So 26 letters in the box total (a-z) what is the probability of drawing a vowel or s,e,g,m,e, n, t,s (a letter from the word segments)

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  3. Need the probability of not drawing a vowel or a letter in the word segments.
    So of the 26 total slips in the box is the answer 16/26 ?

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    posted by Christy
  4. you can draw a, e, i,o, u, s,g,m,n,t and you lose. I count ten letters there.
    So the probabliity of not drawing those is

    (26-10)/26

    you are correct.

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