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In a basket, there are 6 grapes, 11 bananas and 13 oranges. If one fruit is chosen at random, what is the probability that the fruit is either a grape or a banana?

  • A. 17/30
  • B. 17/30
  • C. 17/30
  • D. 17/30

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SOLUTION 

Total number of fruits = 6 + 11 + 13 = 30

In a basket, there are 6 grapes, 11 bananas and 13 oranges.

Whenever you see “or” you should use addition, and whenever you see “and” you should use multiplication.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is correct.
  2. Option B is incorrect.
  3. C is incorrect.
  4. D is not the correct answer.
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  • Whenever you see “or” you should use addition, and whenever you see “and” you should use multiplication.

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