Six race cars, each a different color, race each other around a track. If the order in which they finish is random, what is the probability that the turquoise car finishes before both the teal and the aquamarine cars?
There are six different ways the cars can finish (turquoise = a; teal = b, aquamarine = c):
a-b-c a-c-b b-a-c b-c-a c-a-b c-b-a
Since it's completely random, 1/3rd of the time the turquoise car will finish ahead of the other two cars.
Probability = 0.333