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    Lottery Question

    A state lottery involves the random selection of six different numbers between 1 and 44. If you select one six-number combination, what is the probability it will be the winning combination?
    A) 1/10,000,000
    B) 1/1,000,000
    C) 1/7,059,052
    D) 1/508,257,440

    yeah second question from me i missed class days =S.

    Just would like some imput on how to solve not the answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanElder View Post
    A state lottery involves the random selection of six different numbers between 1 and 44. If you select one six-number combination, what is the probability it will be the winning combination?
    A) 1/10,000,000
    B) 1/1,000,000
    C) 1/7,059,052
    D) 1/508,257,440

    yeah second question from me i missed class days =S.

    Just would like some imput on how to solve not the answer.
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    I suggest you get a copy of the notes you have missed. Review them carefully. Then get help from your instructor with anything you don't understand.
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    are you saying i do 1/44 and then dividing that by 6?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanElder View Post
    are you saying i do 1/44 and then dividing that by 6?
    No I am certainly not.

    Maybe you are more familiar with this notation:



    If neither notation is familiar, then that is why I gave the advice I gave in my previous post. Follow it.
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    yeah i am going to do that tomorrow but this quiz thing is due tonight by 11 59 haha. I am looking through this chapter of probability and there is neither of these notations that you gave me is there anyway you could explain. To me the question seems really simple I am trying a bunch of different things with 44 and 1/6 and stuff and getting no where.

    You have 1/44 of a chance for each number and there are 6 numbers what does your C mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanElder View Post
    yeah i am going to do that tomorrow but this quiz thing is due tonight by 11 59 haha. I am looking through this chapter of probability and there is neither of these notations that you gave me is there anyway you could explain. To me the question seems really simple I am trying a bunch of different things with 44 and 1/6 and stuff and getting no where.

    You have 1/44 of a chance for each number and there are 6 numbers what does your C mean?
    If this is a quiz question with a due date then it most likely counts towards your grade. MHF does not help with such questions. See rule #6: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...hp?do=vsarules

    I don't see how you can do a quiz if you have missed the work that it tests. One of the notations WILL be somewhere in your textbook. I suggest you Google

    Combinations

    if you are unable to find this material in your textbook.

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