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# What is the probability of each of the following? a) rolling an odd number on a...

What is the probability of each of the following?

a) rolling an odd number on a standard 6-sided die

b) rolling at least 2 on a standard 6-sided die

c) pulling a red ball from a bag containing 8 yellow, 6 red and 10 purple balls

d) randomly selecting your single favorite meal from a menu that includes 5 salads, 6 entrees, and 2 desserts.

Solution:

The possible outcomes on rolling a standard 6-sided die are:

a) rolling an odd number on a standard 6-sided die

b) rolling at least 2 on a standard 6-sided die

c) pulling a red ball from a bag containing 8 yellow, 6 red and 10 purple balls

The total number of balls in the bag is 8 + 6 + 10 = 24

The number of red balls is 6

Therefore, the probability of pulling a red ball is:

d) randomly selecting your single favorite meal from a menu that includes 5 salads, 6 entrees, and 2 desserts.

Answer: The total possible number of meals are:

Therefore, the probability of randomly selecting your single favorite meal is: