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A circus clown is entertaining kids by making balloon animals. The clown can make any one the following animals: giraffe, dog, elephant, or monkey. The clown has five colors of balloons to choose from: red, yellow, blue, green, and purple. If the clown is just as likely to make any one of the animals and choose any one color, what is the probability that the clown will make a purple elephant?

A. 1/24
B. 1/20
C. 2/15
D. 3/20
E. 1/8

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A circus clown is entertaining kids by making balloon animals. The clown can make any one the following animals: giraffe, dog, elephant, or monkey. The clown has five colors of balloons to choose from: red, yellow, blue, green, and purple. If the clown is just as likely to make any one of the animals and choose any one color, what is the probability that the clown will make a purple elephant?

A. 1/24
B. 1/20
C. 2/15
D. 3/20
E. 1/8

Probability of elephant 1/4, and purple color 1/5
1/4*1/5= 1/20
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Total number of way the clown can make a balloon animal = 4 * 5 = 20

Total number of way the clown can make a purple elephant = 1 * 1 = 1

Probability = $$\frac{1}{20}$$

or

Probability of clown picking the purple balloon = $$\frac{1}{5}$$

Probability of clown making an elephant = $$\frac{1}{4}$$

Probability of clown making an purple elephant = $$\frac{1}{5} * \frac{1}{4}$$ = $$\frac{1}{20}$$

Hence option B
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A circus clown is entertaining kids by making balloon animals. The clown can make any one the following animals: giraffe, dog, elephant, or monkey. The clown has five colors of balloons to choose from: red, yellow, blue, green, and purple. If the clown is just as likely to make any one of the animals and choose any one color, what is the probability that the clown will make a purple elephant?

A. 1/24
B. 1/20
C. 2/15
D. 3/20
E. 1/8

An easy probability question..
total ways = 4*5=20
ways to pick purple elephant = 1
so $$P = \frac{1}{20}$$

B
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Bunuel wrote:
A circus clown is entertaining kids by making balloon animals. The clown can make any one the following animals: giraffe, dog, elephant, or monkey. The clown has five colors of balloons to choose from: red, yellow, blue, green, and purple. If the clown is just as likely to make any one of the animals and choose any one color, what is the probability that the clown will make a purple elephant?

A. 1/24
B. 1/20
C. 2/15
D. 3/20
E. 1/8

The total number of different colored balloon animals can be made is 4 x 5 = 20. Thus, the probability that the clown will make a purple elephant is 1/20.

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