There are 1096 marbles in a bag. One of the marbles is to be randomly chosen from the bag. If the probability that a red marble will be sele

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There are 1096 marbles in a bag. One of the marbles is to be randomly chosen from the bag. If the probability that a red marble will be selected is 5/8, how many red marbles are in a bag?

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Madeline 6 days 2021-09-12T09:17:37+00:00 1 Answer 0

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    2021-09-12T09:18:42+00:00

    Answer: 685 red marbles

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Lets set up a proportion:

    x/1096 = 5/8

    (For every 8 marbles, 5 of them are red)

    Then we cross multiply

    5480 = 8x

    and divide!

    so 685 marbles

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