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He probability of choosing a vowel (a, e, i, o, or u) from a deck of cards containing the 26 letters of the alphabet is shown below. what is the probability of choosing the letters a and e one after the other without replacement?

1 Answer

  • The probability is 1/650.

    There is 1 a out of 26 letters; P(a) = 1/26

    There is 1 e out of 26 letters; however, since it comes after drawing the a and is done without replacement, it is out of 25: 1/25

    Together, their probabilities are 1/26(1/25) = 1/650