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A Senate committee consists of 5 Republicans, 6 Democrats, and 2 Independents. A subcommittee of 3 members is randomly chosen. What is the probability that the subcommittee consists of 1 Republican and  2 Democrats?

 Dec 21, 2021
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Probability = favorable/possible

Possible = 13 choose 3 = 286

Favorable = 5 choose 1 * 6 choose 2 = 75

Answer: 75/286

 

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 Dec 22, 2021

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