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Probability puzzles require you to weigh all the possibilities and pick the most likely outcome.
Jessica put six different colored beans in a bag. She had red, blue, pink, orange, yellow, and purple colored beans. There were 30 beans total in the bag. There were 4 red beans, 2 blue beans, 6 pink beans, 5 orange beans, 4 yellow beans, and 9 purple beans. What is the probability that someone could pull a pink or a yellow bean out of the bag?
Answer
You have a one third chance of getting a pink or a yellow bean.
6+4=10
10/30 = 1/3
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(user deleted)
Jun 13, 2006
 The answer is 33% or 1/3 because you add the pink and yellow together. You teh n get 10 out of 39 since 30 is the total. So your fraction is 10/30 so you reduce it and you get your answer which I already gave you at the top. 
PugLover101
Jun 13, 2006
 Duh, the answer basically says that, but whatever. That was pretty easy though. Just simple addition and reduction of fractions, easy peasy... 
brainjuice
Jun 15, 2006
 the prob you take pink beans is 6/30. the prob you take yellow beans is 4/30.
so, the prob you take pink or yellow beans is: 6/30+4/30 = 10/30 = 1/3 (33.33..%) 
AwwwSweet
Jun 17, 2006
 Easy, but cute. 
cms271828
Jun 19, 2006
 I don't see the point of this teaser, the answer is clearly (6+4)/30=1/3.
Not exactly a challenge unless you are a younger Braingler 
MalcolmReynolds
Oct 14, 2006
 I'm truly perplexed. I knew the answer was either 1/3 or 100%... given the wording, the answer is 100%, and it should be in trick... given probability, it's 1/3.
I wouldn't be so confused if the difficulty rating wasn't 1.78. I almost feel like I'm in the twilight zone??
This teaser should really be reworded, though. Because that chance that someone COULD pick a pink or yellow is 100%... anyone could do it, in theory... it should say "will" instead of "could." Also, the rest of the wording is somewhat ambiguous... 
EnderofGames
May 22, 2007
 Were they jelly beans? 
roseylili
Dec 23, 2008
 Nothing said that person wasn't looking in the bag 
Stack1607
Jan 06, 2010
 a simple one but it rocks, horses_rock. hahahah!!! 
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