# Math Help - [SOLVED] Probability 2

1. ## [SOLVED] Probability 2

Which is greater, the probability of choosing a number divisible by 6 or the probability of not choosing a number divisible by 8?

*numbers 1-50*

2. Hello, soccerchic96!

It's kind of simple, isn't it?

Which is greater, the probability of choosing a number divisible by 6
or the probability of not choosing a number divisible by 8?
(numbers 1-50)
We have 50 numbers to choose from.

How many are divisible by 6?
. . Eight of them: 6, 12, 18, 24, 39, 36, 42, 48
. . Hence: . $P(\text{div. by 6}) \:=\:\frac{8}{50}$

How many are divisible by 8?
. . Six of them: 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48
So there are forty-four which are not divisible by 8.
. . Hence: . $P(\text{not div. by 8}) \:=\:\frac{44}{50}$

Now which is greater?