Mathematics
dch10680
2015-11-08 19:50:15
A basket contains 14 white eggs, 15 brown eggs, and 11 lemons. Taylor is in a hurry to make breakfast and picks something from the basket at random. The exact probability that Taylor picks an egg from the basket is
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nunuO
2015-11-09 02:07:45

The answer is 0.475 = 47.5%. There are in total 40 things in the basket: 14 white eggs + 15 brown eggs + 11 lemons = 40. Among those 40 things 29 are eggs: 14 white eggs + 15 brown eggs = 29 The exact probability that Taylor picks an egg from the basket is 0.475 or 47.5%: 19 ÷ 40 = 0.475

Daubs280
2015-11-09 02:09:00

Okay so probability is just percentage of a whole, right? So you have 14 White Eggs + 15 Brown Eggs + 11 Lemons. Add all those numbers together and you get your whole. 14 + 15 = 29    29+11 = 40 40 is your whole.  So because you want to know how likely it is to pick up an egg, you would follow these steps. 100/40 = 2.5 (For each part of the 40, it is worth 2.5 percent.) 2.5 x 29 = 72.5 Your probability of picking an egg out of the bask is 72.5 percent or 72.5 out of 100. 

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