Marina has a bag of lemon watermelon and strawberry candies she is going to choose one candy from the bag the probability of choosing strawb

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Marina has a bag of lemon watermelon and strawberry candies she is going to choose one candy from the bag the probability of choosing strawberry candy is 1/5 there are 16 lemon candies and eight watermelon candies in the bag how many strawberry candies are in the bag

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Gerda 2 weeks 2021-08-28T09:11:27+00:00 1 Answers 1 views 0

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    2021-08-28T09:12:56+00:00

    Answer:

    There are 6 strawberry candies in the bag

    Step-by-step explanation:

    The probability of an event occurring = (The number of required outcome) ÷ (The number of possible outcome)

    The given parameters in the question are;

    The number of different types of fruit in Marina’s bag = 3

    The type of fruits in the bag = Lemon, watermelon, strawberry

    The probability of choosing strawberry, P = 1/5

    The number of lemon candies in the bag = 16

    The number of watermelon candies in the bag = 8

    Let, ‘x’, represent the number of strawberry candies in the bag

    Therefore, by the definition of probability, we have;

    P = 1/5 = x/(x + 16 + 8)

    x + 16 + 8 = 5·x

    16 + 8 = 5·x – x = 4·x

    24 = 4·x

    ∴ x = 24/4 = 6

    The number of strawberry candies in the bag, x = 6 strawberry candies.

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