A sock drawer has 17 folded pairs of socks, with 9 pairs of white, 5 pairs of black and 3 ...


A sock drawer has {eq}17 {/eq} folded pairs of socks, with {eq}9 {/eq} pairs of white, {eq}5 {/eq} pairs of black and {eq}3 {/eq} pairs of blue.

What is the probability, without looking in the drawer, that you will first select and remove a black pair, then select either a blue or a white pair?

a. {eq}22.84 {/eq}%

b. {eq}64.71 {/eq}%

c. {eq}24.26 {/eq}%

d. {eq}22.06 {/eq}%


Probability is defined as the chance of occurrence of an event. If an event is possible, its probability equals to 1, and if that event is not possible, then its probability equals to 0. Therefore, the range of probability lies between 0 and 1.

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Given data:

  • The total number of folded pairs of socks is {eq}17 {/eq}
  • The sock pair of white is {eq}9 {/eq}
  • The sock pair of black is {eq}5 {/eq}
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