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A certain jar contains 60 jelly beans—22 white, 18 green, 11

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A certain jar contains 60 jelly beans—22 white, 18 green, 11 yellow, 5 red, and 4 purple. If a jelly bean is to be chosen at random, what is the probability that the jelly bean will be neither red nor purple?

A. 0.09

B. 0.15

C. 0.54

D. 0.85

E. 0.91

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Re: A certain jar contains 60 jelly beans—22 white, 18 green, 11 [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2017, 12:01
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Since there are 5 red and 4 purple jelly beans in the jar, there are 51 that are neither red nor purple, and the probability of selecting one of these is \(\frac{51}{60}\).Since all of the answer choices are decimals, you must convert the fraction to its decimal equivalent, 0.85
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