Carcass wrote:

A certain tin contains exactly 10 identically shaped gumdrops, of which 2 are cherry, 2 are lemon, 2 are grape, 2 are cinnamon and 2 are strawberry. If 2 gumdrops are randomly selected, one at a time and without replacement, what is the probability that the second gumdrop is the same flavor as the first?

A. \(\frac{1}{45}\)

B. \(\frac{1}{25}\)

C. \(\frac{1}{9}\)

D. \(\frac{1}{5}\)

E. \(\frac{2}{5}\)

Here,

for the first draw we pick any gumdrop,

Now we have remaining 9 gumdrop and selection a matching flavor with the first one = \(\frac{1}{9}\)

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