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Probability Maths
Posted by TASNEEM on June 23, 2023 at 3:42 pm

A jar contains 20 candies, of which 12 are fruitflavored and 8 are chocolateflavored. If a candy is randomly chosen, what is the probability of selecting a fruitflavored candy?

Anurag replied 3 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 2 Replies 

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To find the probability of selecting a fruitflavored candy, we divide the number of fruitflavored candies by the total number of candies in the jar.<div>
</div><div>Number of fruitflavored candies = 12</div><div>Total number of candies = 20</div><div>Probability of selecting a fruitflavored candy = Number of fruitflavored candies / Total number of candies</div><div>
</div><div>Probability = 12 / 20 = 0.6</div><div>
</div><div>Therefore, the probability of selecting a fruitflavored candy is 0.6 or 60%.</div> 
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To find the probability of selecting a fruitflavored candy, we need to determine the ratio of fruitflavored candies to the total number of candies using the given information.
Given that the jar contains 20 candies, with 12 fruitflavored and 8 chocolateflavored candies, we can calculate the probability using the basic probability formula:
Probability of selecting a fruitflavored candy = Number of fruitflavored candies / Total number of candies
Probability = 12 / 20
Simplifying the fraction, we get:
Probability = 3 / 5
Therefore, the probability is 3/5 or 0.6 (60% chance of selecting a fruitflavoured candy).