A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • one year ago

At a game booth, a student gets a box of candy as the prize for winning a game. The boxes come in four colors: white, red, green, and blue. There are 6 boxes of each color. All the boxes are equally likely to be given away as prizes. Which expression shows the probability of the first winner receiving a white box and the second winner also receiving a box of the same color? 6 over 24 multiplied by 6 over 23 6 over 24 multiplied by 5 over 23 6 over 24 plus 5 over 23 6 over 24 plus 6 over 23

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Vocaloid

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Mehek14

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    hey @welshfella please help!

  4. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    probability of getting a white box for first winner = 6/24 for the second player there are now 5 white boxes and total of 23 boxes so what is probability of second player getting a white bos?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    how do i get the answer.. what do i have to solve?

  6. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    the important thing to remember for second draw is there are 5 white and total 23 - so what is Probabilty of picking a white box from this 23 boxes?

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    hwo do i do that? im confused

  8. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    well for 6 and 24 the answer was 6/24 so for 5 and 23 it will be ?

  9. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    cant you see the pattern here?

  10. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    probability = number of white boxes / total number of boxes

  11. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    number of white boxes = 5 , total number of boxes = 23

  12. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    I cant put it plainer than that

  13. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    just plug those numbers into the formula for the probability

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    0.217

  15. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    yes but they want it as a fraction 5/23

  16. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    now as the 2 events are independent you multiply the 2 probabilities require probability = 6/24 * 5/23

  17. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    i got 5/92

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Vocaloid

  19. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @jcoury

  20. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @jim_thompson5910

  21. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @jcoury

  22. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    k gimme a sec

  23. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    while im finishing my own work try googling the question

  24. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    u there

  25. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    yes but i dont know what the answer is still

  26. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    try googling

  27. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    i did and i got nothing

  28. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    you are talking about the candy question right?

  29. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    yes

  30. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    its number 2 6/24 times 5/23 the reason this is the answer is because on the first pick there are 4 colors and each color has 6 boxes each 6*4=24 however after the first white box is taken there are only 23 boxes left in total leaving only 5 white boxes left since one white box was removed from the booth.so the new chance of picking a white box would be 5/23.the chance of picking two white boxes in a row would be calculated by multiplying the chance of picking the white box the first time and the new chance of picking the white box the second time.so the chance of picking two white boxes in a row would be 30/552 without simplifying.from there I think you can do the rest.

  31. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    i got 30/552

  32. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    lol jk

  33. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    oh i was gonna say... no i didnt lol

  34. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    i gtg

  35. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    so b?

  36. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    yup bye

  37. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    ok i have more questions.. please help :)

  38. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.