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A bag contains 7 red, 9 yellow, and 3 black balls. If a ball is picked at random, what is the probability that the ball drawn will be either a red or a black ball?


a. 7/19
b. 9/19
c. 10/19
d. 11/19
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A bag contains 7 red, 9 yellow, and 3 black balls. If a ball is picked at random, what is the probability that the ball drawn will be either a red or a black ball?
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a.7/19
b.9/19
c.10/19
d.11/19
e.12/19


probablity=\(\frac{(7C1+3C1)}{(19C1)}\)

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P(AorB) = P(A)+P(B)-P(A and B)

total balls =19
probablity of chooisng a red ball = 7/19 = P(A)
probablity of choosing a black ball = 3/19 = P(B)
probability of choosing a black and red ball = 0 (not possible as it either be red or black)

P(A or B) = 7/19 + 3/19 -0 = 10/19

so C



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A bag contains 7 red, 9 yellow, and 3 black balls. If a ball is picked at random, what is the probability that the ball drawn will be either a red or a black ball?


a. 7/19
b. 9/19
c. 10/19
d. 11/19
e. 12/19


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A bag contains 7 red, 9 yellow, and 3 black balls. If a ball is picked at random, what is the probability that the ball drawn will be either a red or a black ball?


a. 7/19
b. 9/19
c. 10/19
d. 11/19
e. 12/19


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total possible outcomes=19
desirable outcomes=7+3=10
probability=10/19
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Nixondutta wrote:
A bag contains 7 red, 9 yellow, and 3 black balls. If a ball is picked at random, what is the probability that the ball drawn will be either a red or a black ball?


a. 7/19
b. 9/19
c. 10/19
d. 11/19
e. 12/19


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required probability
P(red) + p(black)= 7/19 + 3/19 = 10/19
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Nixondutta wrote:
A bag contains 7 red, 9 yellow, and 3 black balls. If a ball is picked at random, what is the probability that the ball drawn will be either a red or a black ball?


a. 7/19
b. 9/19
c. 10/19
d. 11/19
e. 12/19


The probability of selecting either a red or black ball is 7/19 + 3/19 = 10/19.

Answer: C
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