A jar contains 3 pennies, 5 nickels, 4 dimes, and 6 quarters. If a coin is selected at random, what is the probability of selecting a penny?

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A jar contains 3 pennies, 5 nickels, 4 dimes, and 6 quarters. If a coin is selected at random, what is the probability of selecting a penny?

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Mackenzie 2 weeks 2021-11-21T14:07:25+00:00 2 Answers 0

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    2021-11-21T14:08:35+00:00

    Answer:

    1/6

    Step-by-step explanation:

    We know this because we have to first add up all of the coins, bringing us to 18. Then, to make the fraction of the probability of selecting a penny at random, we’d simply do 3/18. This simplified would be 1/6

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    2021-11-21T14:09:13+00:00

    Answer:

    1/6 chance of selecting a penny

    Step-by-step explanation:

    To find the probability of something, we first find the number of times the thing occurs over the total number of things. Since there are 3 pennies, that is our numerator. Since there are a total of 3+5+4+6 = 18 coins, 18 is our denominator. So 3/18 is our answer which can be simplified to 1/6.

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