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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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#### Solution Preview

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.

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