Sheet # 242 Critical Thinking
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Two bags have each got some black balls and some white balls in them.
Bag #1: 6 white balls, and 8 black balls
Bag # 2: 8 white balls, and 6 black balls
Scott has to choose a bag and pick out one ball without looking. If he picks a black ball, he will win a prize. Should Scott choose Bag # 1 or Bag # 2? Which bag gives him a better chance of picking a black ball or are they the same?
Answer for sheet # 242
Scott should choose bag #1. Even though both bags have the same number of total balls, the bag # 1 has more black balls than white balls. As a result, the probability of picking a black ball is higher than the white ball.
Answer for sheet # 241
Divide the circle in three equal parts.