# Probability of random selection with coins

A jar contains a variety of coins. The coins are distributed as follows:

60 pennies

33 nickels

27 dimes

75 quarters

For this distribution, find the probability of randomly selecting the following coins:

a) a nickel

b) a quarter, a dime or a penny

c) two quarters or two dimes, with replacement

d) three nickels, without replacement

e) a penny or any coin valued 10 cents or less

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There are a total of 60 + 33 + 27 + 75 = 195 coins.

a) There are 33 nickels, out of 195 coins, so the probability is 33/195 = 0.1692.

b) This is the same as the ...

#### Solution Summary

This solution shows how to find the probability of various coins being selected from a jar.

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