## in a class of 30 students there are 17 girls. two students are picked randomly to represent the class in the SRC. determine the probability

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in a class of 30 students there are 17 girls. two students are picked randomly to represent the class in the SRC. determine the probability that:
a. both students are boys
b. both students are girls
c. one of the students is a boy

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Step-by-step explanation:

There are 30-17 = 13 boys in the class.

a.  Prob(First is a boy ) = 13/30 and Prob( second is a boy = 12/29).

As these 2 events are independent:

Prob( 2 boys being picked) = 13/30 * 12/29 =  26/145 or 0.179 to the nearest thousandth.

b. By a similar method to a:

Prob ( 2 girls being picked) =  17/30 * 16/29 = 136/435 = 0.313 to the nearest thousandth.

c.  Prob (First student is a boy and second is a girl) =  13/30 * 17/29 = 221/870.

Prob ( first student is a girl and second is a boy)  = 17/30 * 13/29 = 221/870

These 2 events are not independent so they are added:

Prob( one of the students is a boy)  = 2 (221/870 =  221/435 = 0.508 to the nearest thousandth.