find the probability? please show me how to do it?

A pair of dice is rolled. What is the probability of getting a sum of 2?

In a class of 30 students, there are 17 girls and 13 boys. Five are A students, and three of these students are girls. If a student is chosen at random, what is the probability of choosing a girl or an A student?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    each die has 6 ways it can land

    only one of them is a 1

    so chance of one die getting 1 is 1/6

    same with the other one

    So the odds of rolling "snake eyes" is 1 in 36

    chance of being a girl is 17 out of 30 or 17/30

    chance of being an A student is 5 out of 30 (5/30) or 1/6

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What is probability?

    Let P = the word probability here. Okay?

    P = number of times an event can happen divided by the total number of possible outcomes

    A dice has 6 sides.

    How many times does 2 appear in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 , 6?

    How many times can we make the sum of 2 from the list?

    Only once, right?

    We have:

    P(sum of 2) = 2/6 sides

    P(sum of 2) = 1/3


    For question 2, we can use this formula:

    P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) - P(A and B)

    Think you can take it from here?


  • 1 decade ago

    Firt question) It depends if you can tell the difference between the two dice.

    Is it a red and a blue die or are they the same.

    Like rolling a one and a six is the same as rolling a six and a one if they are the same dice.

    So the question alone isn't specific enough for me to answer.

    You should tell your teacher what I told you just to tick him off.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    well there is only possibility.....

    1 and 1... or 1 favourable outcome

    the total number of possibilties is....

    1,1 1,2 1,3 1,4 1,5 1,6

    2,1 2,2 2,3 2,4 2,5 2,6

    3,1 3,2 3,3 3,4 3,5 3,6

    4,1 4,2 4,3 4,4 4,5 4,6

    5,1 5,2 5,3 5,4 5,5 5,6

    6,1 6,2 6,3 6,4 6,5 6,6

    total no of outcomes possible: 36

    thus probability = 1out of 36

    sorry cant help you with the second Qn

  • 1 decade ago



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