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A jar contains 6 chocolate candies and 4 mint candies. If Ben reaches into the jar to draw and eat two candies at random, what is the probability that he eats two chocolate candies?

A. 1/2

B. 1/3

C. 2/9

D. 1/6

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Total candies = 10
Probability of eating 2 choc. Candies..
6/10 * 5/9. = 1/3
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Total number of ways of selection: 10C2
Selection of 2 random chocolate candies: 6C2

Probability: 6C2 / 10C2.
= 1/3.
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Option B

- 2 chocolates:

\(\frac{6}{10}\) * \(\frac{5}{9}\) = \(\frac{1}{3}\)
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A jar contains 6 chocolate candies and 4 mint candies. If Ben reaches into the jar to draw and eat two candies at random, what is the probability that he eats two chocolate candies?

A. 1/2

B. 1/3

C. 2/9

D. 1/6

E. 1/9


The probability of selecting two chocolate candies is 6/10 x 5/9 = 30/90 = 1/3.

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