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FTCE Math: Probability Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. Solve 8! (the factorial of 8)

Question 2 2. Jane has cards with the letters ALABAMA on them. She lays the cards face down. What is the probability of Jane selecting two cards and both of them being a vowel?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. Jimmy is making multi-flavored ice cream cones by scooping in different flavors one at a time. Jimmy has 6 different flavors but can only put 3 flavors in each cone. The order of the flavors is important to him as it affects how he tastes each ice cream. How many different arrangements of cones can Jimmy make?

Question 5 5. Solve the expression 5P4 (P = permutation )

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Question 6 6. How would you determine the total number of possible combinations in a situation using the fundamental counting principle?

Question 7 7. In a fish tank there are 10 clown fish, 4 angel fish, 6 puffer fish, and 5 eels. What is the probability of scooping out a clown fish on the second scoop after scooping out a clown fish on the first scoop and not replacing it? Give your answer as a fraction in its most reduced form.

Question 8 8. Twelve employees at a local company decide to go out for lunch. Of the 12 employees, 8 are men and 4 are women. If a woman is the first to order, what is the probability that a man will be the next person to order lunch?

Question 9 9. Lisa has a two-sided coin with heads and tails. She also has a spinner with four colors: green, blue, red, and yellow. What is the probability of Lisa flipping the coin and getting heads and spinning the spinner to land on green?

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11.

Let set A = {socks, shoes, pants, shorts}.

Let set B = {shorts, sandals, t shirt}

Find.

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. What is the number of successful outcomes expected in an experiment called?

Question 14 14. Mrs. Allison is preparing a cookies and milk party for her third grade class. There are 12 students that drink only whole milk, 8 students that drink only almond milk, 7 students that drink only skim milk, and 3 students that drink only soy milk. What is the probability that a student from Mrs. Allison's class drinks only almond or soy milk?

Question 15 15. Mrs. Jones has four children: two boys and two girls. How many different combinations of boys and girls could she have had and still have ended up with four children?

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Question 16 16.

Steve has a regular deck of 52 playing cards. He wants to know the probability of pulling two clubs from the deck in a row without replacing the first club. What is the probability of this event?

(A standard deck of 52 cards has 4 suits (hearts, clubs, spades, diamonds), each with 13 cards. Each suit has an ace, cards numbered 2 through 10, and a jack, a queen, and a king.)

Question 17 17. What is data that cannot be divided, is distinct, and can only occur in certain values?

Question 18 18. What is the expected value of this game?

Question 19 19. Twenty students compete in a school-wide marathon and each student is of comparable running ability. Of the 20 students, 15 were boys and 5 were girls. What is the probability that girls will place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the marathon?

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. Solve 8! (factorial)

Question 22 22. At a local ice cream parlor, there are 6 different flavors of ice cream from which to select (strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, rocky road, mint chocolate chip, and peanut butter). Each ice cream sundae must include 2 different flavors of ice cream; what is the probability that the next customer's sundae will have vanilla and chocolate (in either order)?

Question 23 23. In probability, a/an _____ is an event of a sample space.

Question 24 24. Using a standard deck of cards (which has 26 red cards and 26 black cards, with 13 cards of every suit), what is the probability of selecting a red card, and then after replacing the card, selecting a heart card?

Question 25 25.

Let the set A = {2, 4, 6, 8}

Let set B = {1, 3, 5, 7}

Find.

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Question 26 26.

Kyle works at a local music store. The store receives a shipment of new CDs in a box. In the shipment, there are 10 country CDs, 5 rock CDs, 12 hip hop CDs, and 3 jazz CDs.

What is the probability that Kyle will select a jazz CD from the box, and then, without replacing the CD, select a country CD?

Question 27 27. Grace, Avery, and Noah are creating a maze for their pet gerbil, Sam. Grace bets that Sam will turn left when first entering the maze. Avery bets that Sam will turn right, and Noah bets that Sam will go straight. If there's an equal chance of Sam taking one of the given paths, then what is the probability that Grace or Noah will be correct?

Question 28 28. If the probability of a customer entering a store and purchasing a spoon tie is 35%, then what is the expected value of customers purchasing a spoon tie if 79 enter the store?

Question 29 29.

Kyle works at a local music store. The store receives a shipment of new CDs in a box. In the shipment, there are 10 country CDs, 5 rock CDs, 12 hip hop CDs, and 3 jazz CDs.

What is the probability that the first CD Kyle chooses from the box will be country?

Question 30 30.

Let F = {2, 5, 7, 9}

Let G = {1, 4, 6, 8}

Which of the following is true?

FTCE Math: 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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