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# Jack's toy box contains 13 toy soldiers, 7 model airplanes and 5 dolls

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Jack's toy box contains 13 toy soldiers, 7 model airplanes and 5 dolls. What is the probability that a randomly chosen toy from the box will be either a model airplane or a doll?

A. 35/252
B. 12/25
C. (7/25)+(5/24)
D. 20/25
E. 12

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26 Oct 2016, 12:12
Bunuel wrote:
Jack's toy box contains 13 toy soldiers, 7 model airplanes and 5 dolls. What is the probability that a randomly chosen toy from the box will be either a model airplane or a doll?

A. 35/252
B. 12/25
C. (7/25)+(5/24)
D. 20/25
E. 12

Probability of selecting either a model airplanes or a doll = 1 - ( Probability of Selecting a Toy )

Probability of selecting either a model airplanes or a doll = 1 - $$\frac{13C1}{25C1}$$

Probability of selecting either a model airplanes or a doll = 1 - $$\frac{13}{25}$$

Probability of selecting either a model airplanes or a doll = $$\frac{12}{25}$$

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27 Oct 2016, 17:13
Bunuel wrote:
Jack's toy box contains 13 toy soldiers, 7 model airplanes and 5 dolls. What is the probability that a randomly chosen toy from the box will be either a model airplane or a doll?

A. 35/252
B. 12/25
C. (7/25)+(5/24)
D. 20/25
E. 12

Choosing a model airplane excludes the possibility of choosing a doll, and choosing a doll excludes the possibility of choosing a model airplane. There are a total of 25 toys in the box, but only 12 of them are either model airplanes or dolls, so

P(model airplane or doll) = P(model airplane) + P(doll)

P(model airplane or doll) = 7/25 + 5/25 = 12/25

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27 Oct 2016, 19:52
Bunuel wrote:
Jack's toy box contains 13 toy soldiers, 7 model airplanes and 5 dolls. What is the probability that a randomly chosen toy from the box will be either a model airplane or a doll?

A. 35/252
B. 12/25
C. (7/25)+(5/24)
D. 20/25
E. 12

Total Toys = 13+7+5 = 25

Total Toys that are either a Model Airplane or a Doll = 7+5 = 12

Required Probability = 12/25

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