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A vending machine has 5 colors (white, red, green, blue, and yellow) of gumballs and an equal chance of dispensing each. A second machine has 4 different animal-shaped rubber bands (lion, elephant, horse, and alligator) and an equal chance of dispensing each. If you buy one item from each machine, what is the probability of getting a yellow gumball and a lion band? BE SURE TO LABEL YOUR ANSWERS

 May 22, 2023
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The probability is 2*1/5*1/4 = 1/10.

 May 22, 2023
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Why is it 2*1/5*1/4 instead of 1/5*1/4 (which would make the answer 1/20).

supremecheetah  May 22, 2023

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