There are 4 white marbles, 6 red marbles, and 2blue marbles. Once a marble is selected, it is not replaced. Find the probability of selecting 2 blue marbles.

Guest Feb 11, 2021

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Initially there are 12 marbles. and 2 of those are blue.

so the chance of choosing a blue one is 2/12

That marble is not put back so there are now 11 marbles and only 1 of them is blue. So the chance of choosing a blue one this time will be 1/11

The chance of getting 2 blue marbles is \(\frac{2}{12}\times \frac{1}{11}=\frac{1}{66}\)

Melody Feb 11, 2021