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    Finding the Probability and Odds

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    A jar on your desk contains fourteen black, six red, twelve yellow, and three green jellybeans. You pick a jellybean without looking.

    a. Find the probability that it is red or yellow.
    b. Find the probability that it is not red.
    c. Find the odds of picking a black jellybean.

    Write the final answer as a reduced fraction in each case.

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    Total number of jellybeans = 14 (black) + 6 (red) + 12 (yellow) + 3 (green) = 35

    a. Total number of red and yellow jellybeans = 6 + 12 = 18

    Probability that the picked jellybean is either ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution provides an explanation of how to computation the required probabilities and odds. These can be computed in many different ways.