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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 benotgiven an apple?

Then the 5 apples are given to the other 5 boys and the 2 girls.

There are: . ways that David doesnotget an apple.

Hence, there are: . ways that Daviddoesget an apple.

Therefore: .