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# Nine pieces of paper numbered consecutively from 1 to 9 are

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Nine pieces of paper numbered consecutively from 1 to 9 are put into a hat. If one piece of paper is drawn at random from the hat, what is the probability that it will have an even number?

A. $$\frac{1}{9}$$

B. $$\frac{2}{9}$$

C. $$\frac{4}{9}$$

D. $$\frac{1}{2}$$

E. $$\frac{5}{9}$$

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Re: Nine pieces of paper numbered consecutively from 1 to 9 are [#permalink]  26 Mar 2020, 09:27
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Nine pieces of paper numbered consecutively from 1 to 9 are put into a hat. If one piece of paper is drawn at random from the hat, what is the probability that it will have an even number?

A. $$\frac{1}{9}$$

B. $$\frac{2}{9}$$

C. $$\frac{4}{9}$$

D. $$\frac{1}{2}$$

E. $$\frac{5}{9}$$

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

So, among the 9 integers, 4 of them are even.

So, P(select an even number) = 4/9

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Re: Nine pieces of paper numbered consecutively from 1 to 9 are   [#permalink] 26 Mar 2020, 09:27
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