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Joe reaches into a bag containing 5 red,

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Joe reaches into a bag containing 5 red, 4 blue, and 8 orange jellybeans, and randomly selects three jellybeans.

Quantity A
Quantity B
The probability of selecting a red, then
a blue, then an orange jellybean
The probability of selecting a red, then
another red, then an orange jellybean


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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I assumed that the jellybeans are extracted and then they are not put back in the bag.

Quantity A is \(\frac{5}{17}\frac{4}{16}\frac{8}{15}\), while quantity B is \(\frac{5}{17}\frac{4}{16}\frac{8}{15}\).

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Re: Joe reaches into a bag containing 5 red, [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2018, 21:56
Both answer is 2/51. So answer is C
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