In a class of 27 students, 18 are female and 8 have an A in the class. There are 2 students who are female and have an A in the class. What is the probability that a student chosen randomly from the class has an A?

Guest Apr 28, 2022

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*In a class of 27 students, 18 are female and 8 have an A in the class. There are 2 students who are female and have an A in the class. What is the probability that a student chosen randomly from the class has an A?*

Try it this way: In a class of 27 students, ~~18 are female and~~ 8 have an A in the class.

Since the second sentence specifies that 2 females have an A, I conclude that the ambiguous phrase "18 are female and 8 have an A in the class" must mean that it is 8 out of the whole class, not just of the 18 females. That means the likelihood is 8 out of 27, written 8/27 or 0**.**296.

Guest Apr 28, 2022