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i need a formula how to calculate it

Abdullah Qureshi

New member
Jan 30, 2021
13
A bag has identical balls of these colors: 1 white, 6 red, 9 green, and 3 purple. Without looking, a ball is drawn from the bag. You would most likely get a

a. green ball
b. purple ball
c. red ball
d. white ball
 

jonah

Member
Feb 21, 2015
96
Beer soaked request follows.
A bag has identical balls of these colors: 1 white, 6 red, 9 green, and 3 purple. Without looking, a ball is drawn from the bag. You would most likely get a

a. green ball
b. purple ball
c. red ball
d. white ball
Please show us what you have tried and exactly where you are stuck.

We can't help you if we don't where you are stuck.
 

Country Boy

Well-known member
MHB Math Helper
Jan 30, 2018
758
You title this "I need a formula to calculate this" but this is really a matter of common sense! If there were 1000 red balls and 1 white ball, and you draw one at random, what color is it most likely to be? Why? Apply that idea to this problem.