Any help on how to do the following probability problem would be appreciated.
Thanks
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?
There are 24 bulbs in total, so that's the denominator for the probabilities.
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 ?