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A box A box contains 

2

 plain pencils and 

2

 pens. A second box contains 

5

 color pencils and 

7

 crayons. One item from each box is chosen at random. What is the probability that a plain pencil from the first box and a color pencil from the second box are selected?Write your answer as a fraction in simplest form.

 Apr 15, 2020
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First box  4 choices ....2 are regular pencils    2/4 = 1/2

Second box  12 choices   ... 7 are color pencils   7/12

 

7/12  x   1/2 =    7/24

 Apr 15, 2020

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