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A bag contains 4 balls. Each ball is a single color, and 3 distinct colors are represented in the bag. What is the probability that the first 2 balls selected without replacement are the same color? Express your answer as a common fraction.

 Oct 11, 2018

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It must be that there are 2 of one color and then 1 each of the other two colors.

 

\(P[\text{we pick the two like colored balls in two choices}]=\dfrac 1 2 \dfrac 1 3 = \dfrac 1 6\)

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 Oct 11, 2018
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It must be that there are 2 of one color and then 1 each of the other two colors.

 

\(P[\text{we pick the two like colored balls in two choices}]=\dfrac 1 2 \dfrac 1 3 = \dfrac 1 6\)

Rom Oct 11, 2018

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