Determine the sample space for the following compound event. Use the sample space to answer the probability questions.
In the previous section we looked at the sample space for picking 2 items, one from each box.
Red, 1 blue, 1 green, 1 white, 1 Red, 2 blue, 2 green, 2 white, 2 Red, 3 blue, 3 green, 3 white, 3
1. What is the probability of choosing the color red and the number 3?
Remember, probability is the desired outcome over the total outcomes. The desired outcome is red, 3. How many do you see in the list? Just 1. So there is 1 desired outcome. How many total? 12 Which means that the probability of choosing red, 3 is 1/12
