# A Probability question

**Question**

A bag of candies contains the following:

50 red candies

52 green candies

52 blue candies

50 yellow candies

87 orange candies

50 pink candies

1. What is the probability of randomly selecting a red or yellow candy from the bag?

Round your answer to three decimal places.

eg: 0.5555 would be entered as 0.556

2. What is the probability of randomly selecting a candy that is NOT red?

Round the answer to three decimal places.

**Answer**

1. Red OR Yellow candies in number = 50 + 50 = 100.

Total candies = 50 + 52 + 52 + 50 + 87 + 50 = 341

So probability of red or yellow candies

= Number of yellow or red candies / total candies

= 100/341

= 0.2933

=0.293

2. Red candies = 50 and total candies = 341.

So, NOT red candies = 341 – 50 = 291.

hence,

Probability not red candies = ( no. of not red candies ) / ( total)

= 291 / 341

= 0.8534

=0.853