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

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.