# Math Help - what is the probability

1. ## what is the probability

ok so here is the problem,

A bag of candy contains only laffy taffy, m and m's , and blow pops. if the probability of randomly selecting a piece of laffy taffy is 1/3 and the probability of randomly selecting a bag of m and m's is 1/2 then what is the probability of selecting a blow pop?

so would the probability be 1/6?

2. ## Re: what is the probability

Originally Posted by slapmaxwell1
ok so here is the problem,

A bag of candy contains only laffy taffy, m and m's , and blow pops. if the probability of randomly selecting a piece of laffy taffy is 1/3 and the probability of randomly selecting a bag of m and m's is 1/2 then what is the probability of selecting a blow pop?

so would the probability be 1/6?
Well the total must be 1. Is it?

3. ## Re: what is the probability

yes it is. :O)