A random number generator on a computer selects three integers from 1 to 20. What is the probability that all three numbers are less than or equal to 5?

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Using fractions to represent the probability of each draw.  When the computer choses the first number, the hope is that the number is a number less than or equal to 5.  So for the first draw, there are 5 numbers out of 20 or 5/20 = 1/4.  Since one number has been removed, for the second draw...

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