# Thread: help with a math probability question

1. ## help with a math probability question

There are 12 marbles in a bag, and the marbles are either yellow or green. Two marbles will be randomly picked from the bag, without replacing the first one picked. The probability that both marbles will be yellow is 5/33 . How many GREEN marbles are in the bag?

A) 4
B) 5
C) 6
D) 7

2. Originally Posted by landonjones6
There are 12 marbles in a bag, and the marbles are either yellow or green. Two marbles will be randomly picked from the bag, without replacing the first one picked. The probability that both marbles will be yellow is 5/33 . How many GREEN marbles are in the bag?
Let $\displaystyle y$ be the number of yellow marbles.
Can you solve this: $\displaystyle \dfrac{y}{12}\cdot\dfrac{y-1}{11}=\dfrac{5}{33}~?$

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### here are 12 marbles in a bag, and the marbles are either yellow or green. two marbles will be randomly picked from the bag, without replacing the first one picked. the probability that both marbles will be yellow is 5 33 . how many yellow marbles are in t

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