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help please! i just need the answer, i'm in a huge rush to finish this test.

A bowl contains candies of the same size in three flavors: orange, strawberry, and pineapple. If the probability of randomly pulling out an orange candy is fraction 2 over 8, and the probability of randomly pulling out a strawberry candy is fraction 3 over 8, what is the probability of randomly pulling out a pineapple candy?

a. fraction 3 over 8

b. fraction 4 over 8

c. fraction 5 over 8

d. fraction 6 over 8

Guest May 30, 2017
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There are 8 candies in the bowl.

2 of them are orange.

3 of them are strawberry.

The rest are pineapple.

How many are pineapple?

The probability is just

(number of pineapple candies) / 8

I know this isn't exactly the answer, but I hope it helps.

hectictar  May 30, 2017
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okay, thanks alot. you really helped!

Guest May 30, 2017
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The sum of the probabilities   = 1......so

2/8  + 3/8  +  x  = 1

5/8  + x  = 1      subtract 5/8 from both sides

x  =  1  -  5/8   =  3/8  = probability of a pineapple candy

CPhill  May 30, 2017

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