purplemexican
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Ashley takes her 3-year-old brother Alex into an antique shop. There are 5 statues, 4 picture frames, and 3 vases on a shelf. Alex accidentally knocks 2 items off the shelf and breaks them. Choose the probability best described by: 1/22 or 4/55 P(breaking a statue, then a picture frame) P(breaking a vase, then a statue) P(breaking 2 vases) P(breaking 2 picture frames)
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purplemexican
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Ashley takes her 3-year-old brother Alex into an antique shop. There are 5 statues, 4 picture frames, and 3 vases on a shelf. Alex accidentally knocks 2 items off the shelf and breaks them. Choose the probability best described by: 1/22 or 4/55 P(breaking a statue, then a picture frame) P(breaking a vase, then a statue) P(breaking 2 vases) P(breaking 2 picture frames)
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Jacob902
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Okay well lets start with this: There are 10 items TOTAL, right? 4 statues, 3 picture frames, and 3 vases. Well there are 3 vases, so the first probability is 3/10. If he broke one vase, then there are 9 items left, and 2 vases, so the probability becomes 2/9, now to find out the final, multiply, (3/10)and (2/9) which equals: 1/15. If your teacher says this is wrong, he may solve it another way which the answer will come out to 9/100, but that is extremely unlikely. Your answer should be 1/15.
purplemexican
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my answer choices are P(breaking a statue, then a picture frame) P(breaking a vase, then a statue) P(breaking 2 vases) P(breaking 2 picture frames)

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