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A number is selected at random from 1 through 100, inclusive. What is the probability that the number is a divisor of 50? Express your answer as a common fraction.

 Aug 12, 2019
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A number is selected at random from 1 through 100, inclusive. What is the probability that the number is a divisor of 50? Express your answer as a common fraction.

 

Well, how many divisors of 50 are there... 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50     There are six of them. 

 

So the likelihood is 6 out of 100 ...  6/100  reduces to  3/50 

 

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 Aug 12, 2019

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