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I have a drawer with 6 forks, 6 spoons, and 6 knives in it. If I reach in and randomly remove three pieces of silverware, what is the probability that I get one fork, one spoon, and one knife?

 Feb 3, 2019
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I have a drawer with 6 forks, 6 spoons, and 6 knives in it. If I reach in and randomly remove three pieces of silverware, what is the probability that I get one fork, one spoon, and one knife?

 

6/18*(6/17)*(6/16)*3! = \(\frac{9}{34}\)

 

 

(Edited as an error was pointed out - thanks )

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 Feb 3, 2019
edited by Melody  Feb 3, 2019

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