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From a set of eight marbles, five red and three white,
you choose one at random. What are the odds in favor
of choosing a red marble

asked by kirk
  1. 5/8 is the probability of choosing red.
    That is probabily what they want.

    "Odds" (as stated at a horse race, for example), are 3:5. That is the ratio of failure (white) to success (red).

    Betting odds are stated in various ways. It is important to state which method is being used.

    posted by drwls

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