Any help on how to do the following probability problem would be appreciated.
I have planted new tulip bulbs in my front yard, but confused the colors of the bulbs. If I had 8 yellow, 6 red, 5 pink, and 5 purple tulips, what is the probability that 6 bulbs I planted will all be the same color?
You are correct for the red,
but you need Pranas' logic for the yellow.
If you plant 6 bulbs and they are all yellow,
it could be some set of 6 from the 8 yellow.
So you must select 6 of 8 first to calculate the probability of planting 6 yellow.
How many ways are there to choose 6 from 8 ?