Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 12 - Data Analysis and Probability - 12-7 Theoretical and Experimental Probability - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 773: 37



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The odds that a boy will not be selected is equal to the probability that a girl will be selected. Though women make up about 51% of the world population, we will call the ratio of boys to girls 1:1 since 51% is very close to 50. Thus, the probability is: 1/2 = .5
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