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# What is the theoretical probability?

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2010-04-27 03:36:00

Theoretical Probability: P(event) the ratio of the number of favorable outcomes to the number of possible outcomes, written as a ratio.

example: number of favorable outcomes over number of possible outcomes

Amelynn is hungry, so she gets out a bowl and puts in 2 red jelly beans, 3 blue jelly beans, 12 pink jelly beans, and 3 yellow jelly beans. Amelynn likes the pink ones the best. What is the theoretical possibility of her getting a pink jelly bean?

Answer: 12 over 20. (or 3 over 5 [simplest form])

Explanation: Amelynn put 20 jelly beans in the bowl. She wants the pink ones, and there are 12 pink jelly beans, which are the favorable outcomes. There are 20 jelly beans, and these are the possible outcomes. This means that it is 12 over 20. You might have to put this in simplest form as well.

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2010-04-27 03:36:00
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