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a laundry bag contains 4 green socks, 6 red socks,and 2 blue socks. Inez reaches into the bag and randomly pull out 2 socks, one right after the other. what is the probability that she pulls out a green sock and then a blue sock?

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  1. amistre64 Group Title
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    12 socks total.... theres a 4 in 12 chances of picking a green sock.... or is that 1 in 3?

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  2. ashwinram Group Title
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    4 in 12 chance of green sock for the first pick

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    if you get green, now 2 in 11 chance of blue sock for second pick

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  4. amistre64 Group Title
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    2 in 11 chance for the next one being blue

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  5. geographyishard Group Title
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    in my multiple hoisce these are the chouces

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  6. amistre64 Group Title
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    its like reading a stroke :)

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  7. geographyishard Group Title
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    a. 2/11 b.6/11 c.2/33 d.8/33

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  8. geographyishard Group Title
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    * in my multiple choices theses are the choices

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  9. ashwinram Group Title
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    first action: 4/12 AND second action: 2/11 so combined probability 4/12 * 2/11

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  10. ashwinram Group Title
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    AND means multiply for probabilities

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  11. geographyishard Group Title
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    but how do i multiply it

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  12. ashwinram Group Title
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    do you know how to multiple fractions?

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  13. geographyishard Group Title
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    no not really

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  14. ashwinram Group Title
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    multiply both numerators with each other

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  15. ashwinram Group Title
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    and multiply both denominators with each other

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  16. geographyishard Group Title
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    ok

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  17. geographyishard Group Title
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    i got 8/132

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  18. ashwinram Group Title
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    \[(4/12) * (3/11) = (4*3) / (12*11)\]

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  19. ashwinram Group Title
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    you can simplify before or after multiplying

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  20. geographyishard Group Title
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    i got it thanks i got 2/33

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  21. ashwinram Group Title
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    before multiplying: simplify 4/12 which gives you 1/3. Now multiply 1/3 * 2/11 which is (1*2) / (3*11) = 2/33

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  22. geographyishard Group Title
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    thanks for your help

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  23. ashwinram Group Title
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    or after multiplying: first multiply and get (4*2) / (12*11) = 8/132 and now simplify to 2/33

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    it's usually easier to simplify first

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    you're welcome :) glad i could help

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