# Math Help - Probability word problem

1. ## Probability word problem

A baseball team's pitching staff has 5 left-handed and 8 right-handed pitchers. If 2 pitchers are randomly chosen to warm up, what is the probability that at least one of them is right-handed?

2. Originally Posted by puzzledwithpolynomials
A baseball team's pitching staff has 5 left-handed and 8 right-handed pitchers. If 2 pitchers are randomly chosen to warm up, what is the probability that at least one of them is right-handed?
Consider two possibilities:

$P(\textrm{one right-handed})=(\frac{8}{13})(\frac{5}{12})+(\frac{5}{13 })(\frac{8}{12})$

$P(\textrm{two right-handed})=(\frac{8}{13})(\frac{7}{12})$