- On an afternoon TV game show, contestants can choose one of ten prizes, numbered 1 through 10, sight unseen. Five of the prizes are almost worthless (for example, toilet bowl cleaner), two are worth $100, two are worth $1,000, and the grand prize is a new car. What is the chance that the ninth contestant will win the car?
- 1/2
- 9/10
- 4/5
- 1/10
- Consider a pair of dice, which are six sided cubes with a number from 1 to 6 on each side. If we tossed them as a pair, what is the probability that the total shown will be between 2 and 12?
- 10%
- 25%
- 50%
- 100%
- Getting head on the flip of a coin, what is its probability?
- 1/2 or 50%
- 1/4 or 25%
- 1/1 or 100%
- 3/5 or 60%
- Suppose you have a jar containing 20 marbles. Eight of them are red, 7 are yellow, and 5 are blue. Now if you choose a marble from the jar, without looking so it is a random pick, which probability would be true that a yellow marble is picked?
- 7/20 or 35%
- 5/20 or 25%
- 8/20 or 40%
- 15/20 or 75%
- Suppose you have a jar containing 20 marbles. Eight of them are red, 7 are yellow, and 5 are blue. Let's now consider two picks and the probability of picking a red marble on the first pick and a yellow one on the second pick. What is the probability of red and yellow on two picks?
- 14%
- 28%
- 42%
- 56%

__Answers:__- 1/10

1 favorable event out of ten possible events - 100%
- 1/2 or 50%
- 7/20 or 35%
- 8/20 x 7/20 = 56/400 or 14%

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