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Teachers & SchoolsSAT Math 1.5 Statistics and Probability. If Silas draws one card, then places it in his pocket and draws another, what is the probability that both cards will be blue?

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what is the probability that both cards will be blue?

Round to the nearest tenth of a percent. And here are the potential answers…

Remember that the probability of a single trial is:

favorable divided by number of possible outcomes.

In the first trial, out of 12 cards, there are 3 blue cards.

There are 3 favorable outcomes, and 12 possible. This comes out to 3/12 or 1/4, or 25% chance.

Next, if we picked a blue card the first time, there would be 2 blue cards left in the deck,

and only 11 in total...

…which comes out to about 18%. To find the combined probability, we simply

multiply the two probabilities together.

.25 times .18 is .045…or 4.5%.

So our answer is (A).