Abox contains 1 plain pencil and 4 pens. a second box contains 5 color pencils and 5 crayons. one item from each box is chosen at random. what is the probability that a plain pencil from the first box and a color pencil from the second box are selected? write your answer as a fraction in simplest form.
1 pencil and 4 pens = 5 total
Picking the pencil would be 1/5 ( 1 pencil out of 5 total items)
5 color pencils + 5 crayons = 10 total items.
Picking a color pencil would be 5/10 which reduces to 1/2
To find the probability of both happening, multiply them together:
1/5 x 1/2 = 1/10
The probability is 1/10
could we have options?