There are 300 students in a middle school. Every 19 in 50 students qualifies for honor roll. However, the school can give honor roll to only 75 students. There will be a lottery to choose the 75 students. What is the probability that you will be in and lose the lottery? (Don't include the percent sign)

Guest Jul 6, 2020

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300 students with 19 out of 50 qualifying means 114 qualify

only 75 are picked via the lottery

which means 39 qualifiers do NOT get picked

39/114 = 13/38 = 0.3421052631578947 (I think)

Maybe this: (as I am not sure what the question is asking)

probability that you are in is 114/300

probability that you LOSE the lottery 39 / 114

multiplied together = 39/300 = 13/100

ElectricPavlov Jul 6, 2020