• anonymous
There are seven black socks, eight blue socks, 10 white socks, and five patterned socks in the drawer. What is the probability of pulling a blue sock, replacing it, and then drawing a patterned sock out of the drawer?
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  • anonymous
well first of all there are 25 socks total/ Considering there are 8 blue socks you have a 8/25 chance of getting a blue sock and because you replace that sock there are still 25 socks and the odds of getting a patterned sock is 5/25. so we just multiply the two together 8/25 * 5/25 = 40/625 simplify to 8/125. I pretty sure that's the answer it's been awhile since I have done this.

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