5 apples are to be given to a group of children of 6 boys and 2girls. what is the probability that.
a particular boy david will receive an apple. ( answer provided 5/8) mind to show how
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5 apples are to be given to a group of children of 6 boys and 2girls.
What is the probability that a particular boy, David, will receive an apple.
Answer: .
5 apples are given to 8 children; there are: . possible ways.
In how many ways can David be not given an apple?
Then the 5 apples are given to the other 5 boys and the 2 girls.
There are: . ways that David does not get an apple.
Hence, there are: . ways that David does get an apple.
Therefore: .