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    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?
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    Re: what is the probability

    Quote Originally Posted by slapmaxwell1 View Post
    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?
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    Re: what is the probability

    yes it is. :O)
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