anonymous
  • anonymous
Michael has a drawer with 8 pairs of black socks and 12 pairs of white socks. Without looking he takes a white pair of socks out of the drawer. What is the probability that the next pair he takes out is white? A) 8/20 B) 8/19 C) 11/20 D) 11/19
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anonymous
  • anonymous
a) 8 + 12 = 20 and if he takes 1/8 its of the 8 pairs making it 8/20
Shiree19
  • Shiree19
D
anonymous
  • anonymous
confused right now.

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rock_mit182
  • rock_mit182
it is D : because he has took away one pair of white socks for the first event.which leave us with a total of 19 possibilities: 11 white socks + 8 black sucks (total possibilities)
rock_mit182
  • rock_mit182
and we want to know the possibility of get a white pair of sucks ( again)
anonymous
  • anonymous
No...but its without replacement so its 20
Shiree19
  • Shiree19
if you don't replace it then it would me 19 not 20
rock_mit182
  • rock_mit182
P = 8/ 19 ( EIGHT PAIRS of white socks over the total possibilities
Shiree19
  • Shiree19
there are 12 pairs of white socks and 8 pairs of black socks.
rock_mit182
  • rock_mit182
im sorry 11 white sucks
Shiree19
  • Shiree19
so 11/19 is correct
rock_mit182
  • rock_mit182
are left yeah 11/ 19
Shiree19
  • Shiree19
@Purple_Snack Can I please have a medal, as I answered the correct answer first?

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