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There are 12 brown socks and 6 blue socks in a drawer. In the dark, Jason pulls out a sock and puts it on his right foot. Then he pulls out another sock and puts it on his left foot.

What is the probability that Jason has two blue socks on his feet?

 

5/54

 

5/51

 

1/9

 

2/17

 Nov 19, 2019

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There are 18 total socks

The chance that he picks out a blue sock first is 6/18 = 1/3

the chance that the next sock he picks out is also blue is 5/17

1/3 * 5/17 = 5/51

So the answer is the second option

 Nov 19, 2019
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Best Answer

There are 18 total socks

The chance that he picks out a blue sock first is 6/18 = 1/3

the chance that the next sock he picks out is also blue is 5/17

1/3 * 5/17 = 5/51

So the answer is the second option

Oofrence Nov 19, 2019

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