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Evaluating & Calculating Probability Chapter Exam

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Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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Question 1 1. What is the probability of picking a blue balloon if there are 3 blue balloons, 1 red balloon, and 1 yellow balloon?

Question 2 2. A probability of 1 means what?

Question 3 3. The probability of winning a prize at a ball toss at a carnival is 2/7. What is the probability of not winning a prize?

Question 4 4. Kate and Kyle are playing a game. They must flip a coin and spin a spinner that has 12 equal sections numbered 1 through 12. What is the probability that Kyle will flip a heads and spin the spinner and get an even number?

Question 5 5. All of the letters of MISSISSIPPI are put in a bag. What is the probability of selecting an M and then after not replacing the letter, selecting a P?

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Question 6 6. Using a standard deck of 52 cards, what is the probability of selecting a 4 and then after not replacing the card, selecting another 4?

Question 7 7. You are playing with one of these dice and you want to roll a 6. What is your probability of doing so?

Question 8 8. A spinner has 32 equal divisions with the numbers 1 through 8 randomly placed throughout. There's a total of 4 sets of these numbers. So there's 4 ones, 4 two, etc. What is the probability of spinning a 6?

Question 9 9.

What kind of compound event is this?

What is the probability of rolling a 2 or an odd number using 2 10-sided dice?

Question 10 10. What is the probability of pulling an ace or a 5 from a deck of cards?

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Question 11 11. A class of 6 boys and 12 girls are preparing for finals. The teacher is going to select 3 students to be exempt from the test. What is the probability that the three students that are exempt will be all boys?

Question 12 12. A newspaper company is selecting four houses to receive a free newspaper on your block. There are 10 houses on your block that are numbered 1-10. What is the probability that the four houses selected for a free newspaper will all be even numbered houses?

Question 13 13. Jimmy has the letters for the state of MISSISSIPPI written on cards, one letter per card. He turns the cards over and mixes up the order. If he selects one card at a time without replacing the cards, what is the probability that he will spell the word MISS in order?

Question 14 14. A locker combination contains four numbers between 1 and 20 and none of the numbers can be repeated. What is the probability that the locker combination will consist of all even numbers?

Question 15 15. Jenny has a bowl of M&M's that has 6 brown, 3 green, 4 red, and 12 yellow M&M's. She selects a yellow M&M and does not replace it. What is the probability that her second selection will be a brown M&M?

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Question 16 16. The letters that spell out the state CALIFORNIA are cut and placed in a bag. What is the probability that the 3rd letter selected will be a C if the first two letters selected were both I's? (Letters were not replaced)

Question 17 17. You flip a coin and get heads 30 out of 100 times. What is the experimental probability of flipping tails the next time around?

Question 18 18. You flip a coin and get heads 30 out of 100 times. What is the experimental probability of flipping heads the next time around?

Question 19 19. Paul wants to play quarterback for his football team, but that decision depends on who serves as head coach for a given game. Coach Smith is head coach about 60 percent of the time, and Coach Brown is head coach the other 40 percent. Coach Brown has faith in Paul, so he starts him at quarterback in 80 percent of the games he coaches. Coach Smith, though, isn't so sure, so he starts Paul at quarterback 40 percent of the time. What's the probability of Paul starting as quarterback for the next game?

Question 20 20. What are the odds of someone choosing a circle, a triangle, and a square in that order from the following group of shapes?

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Question 21 21. A bag has been filled with 35 red marbles, 25 green marbles, 25 blue marbles and 15 orange marbles. What is the theoretical probability that someone can reach in and randomly pick an orange marble?

Question 22 22. Theoretical probability is equal to:

Question 23 23. What is the probability of rolling either a 3 or a 6 when rolling a die?

Question 24 24. Using a spinner with 12 equal sections numbered 1 through 12, what is the probability that Jim will spin a number less than 8?

Question 25 25. All of the letters that spell MISSISSIPPI are put into a bag. What is the probability of selecting a vowel, and then after replacing the letter, also drawing an S?

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Question 26 26. How many total options does this probability manipulative have?

Question 27 27. What is the probability of pulling a 6 or a diamond from a standard deck of cards?

Question 28 28. In Mr. Martin's math class there are 15 students out of which 4 will be selected to receive a special award. How many combinations of students can be selected?

Question 29 29. Annie writes the numbers 1 through 10 on note cards. She flips the cards over so she cannot see the number and selects three cards from the stack. What is the probability that she has selected the cards numbered 1, 2, and 3?

Question 30 30. While playing with a standard deck of playing cards, what is the probability that Jim's 5th card will be red after selecting 4 cards that were also red and not replacing them? (Hint: There are 52 cards in a deck which contains 26 red and 26 black cards.)

Evaluating & Calculating Probability Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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