A teacher plans a simulation to estimate the probability that a student will pick a vowel out of a bag of 26 tiles, each with a different le

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A teacher plans a simulation to estimate the probability that a student will pick a vowel out of a bag of 26 tiles, each with a different letter of the alphabet. She assigns the number 1 to represent a vowel and the number 2 to represent a consonant in a simulation be a fair representation of actual results? Why or why not?

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Luna 2 weeks 2021-09-11T01:34:10+00:00 1 Answer 0

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    2021-09-11T01:35:14+00:00

    Answer:

    No, because the probabilities of drawing a vowel versus a constant are not equally likely.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Each number in a random number generator is equally likely.  If she assigns only the number 1 to vowels and only the number 2 to consonants, she will get results showing that they are equally likely.

    In reality, 5 of the 26 letters are vowels (not including y).  The teacher should assign numbers 1 through 5 to vowels, and numbers 6 through 26 to consonants.  This will be a fair representation.

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