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Probability puzzles require you to weigh all the possibilities and pick the most likely outcome.

 

Puzzle ID:#31127
Fun:*** (2.4)
Difficulty:** (1.3)
Category:Probability
Submitted By:horses_rock101Aus****
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



Alexa likes strawberries, blueberries, and apples. She put bananas, apples, oranges, cherries, and blueberries into a basket. There are 36 fruits in the basket total. There are 7 bananas, 4 apples, 11 oranges, 8 cherries, and the rest blueberries. What is Alexa's chance of picking out a fruit that she likes?




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Comments

curious_george*us*
Jun 17, 2006

Wait, where does it say she likes bananas?
AwwwSweet*
Jun 17, 2006

Answer needs to be edited from "bananas" to "blueberries".
kmax12395Aus*
Jun 20, 2006

Wait, where does it say she likes bananas?

The answer needs to be edited from "bananas" to "blueberries".

Amanda & Krista
surfxlikexaxgrl*pr*
Jun 23, 2006

ya kk, i think u ment to put blueberries not bananas, u never said she liked bananas, and that was kinnda *lame *cough*cough* , jk, but it was really easy. nice job though. (haha i just out that face because i think its funny... that ones funny too!
horses_rock101Aus*
Jun 25, 2006

i ment to put bananas not blue berries
tiny_dancer101*us*
Jul 02, 2006

lol good one
Bttrflygrl
Jul 06, 2006

you people r confusing me This makes perfect sense.
babyceeus*
Mar 23, 2007

good one.
Eshootzi_scrs
Apr 25, 2007

OK it was simple to add the fruits and come up with 6 blueberries.
So the math works the same 10/36.
The real problem is the human factor. There is NO WAY a person is reaching into a bowl, even if they arent looking, and mistaking a banana for a blueberrie or an apple. There for rule out the bananas -7.
Again no one mistakes an orange for either an apple or a blueberrie, -11.
Cherries are larger than bluberries and smaller than apples, -8.
Thats 26 out of 36 that she wont pick leaving only 10 that she likes and will pick.
The probability therefore is 100%.

Put simply if you put three people into a room what are the odds you will find yourself.
XosyaraihaAus*
Aug 09, 2007

good teaser
BgjhnAde
Jul 29, 2008

Thought something wrong, bananas threw the #'s off.
food for thought though.
javaguru*us*
Dec 23, 2008

I came up with the same answer and reasoning as Eshootzi: 100%.
Stack1607A*
Jan 06, 2010

Nice one!!

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