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
The probability is 2*1/5*1/4 = 1/10.
Why is it 2*1/5*1/4 instead of 1/5*1/4 (which would make the answer 1/20).