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Jessica has a bag containing 100 jelly beans. There are 20 red, cinnamon-flavored beans; 25 yellow, lemon-flavored beans; 15 green, mint-flavored beans; 30 purple, grape-flavored beans; and 10 white, pineapple-flavored beans.

What are the odds IN FAVOR of picking a fruit-flavored bean and what are the odds AGAINST picking a cinnamon or mint bean?

Posted by anya4one on October 1, 2013 at 3:06 PM via web and tagged with algebra, math, odds, probability, statistics

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Jessica has a bag containing 100 jelly beans. There are 20 red, cinnamon-flavored beans; 25 yellow, lemon-flavored beans; 15 green, mint-flavored beans; 30 purple, grape-flavored beans; and 10 white, pineapple-flavored beans.

The number of jelly beans that are fruit flavored is 25 + 30 + 10 = 65

The odds of picking fruit flavored jelly beans is 65:100

The number of beans that are not cinnamon or mint flavored is 100 - 20 - 15 = 65

The odds against picking a cinnamon or mint flavored jelly bean is 65:100

The odds in favor of picking a fruit-flavored bean and what are the odds against picking a cinnamon or mint bean are 65:100

Posted by justaguide on October 1, 2013 at 3:11 PM (Answer #1)

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The ratio is 65:100.

Posted by wanderista on October 3, 2013 at 11:12 PM (Answer #2)