# A red container contains 7 items of which 2 are new and 5 are old items. A purple container contains 4 items of which 1 is new and 3 are old items. An item is drawn at random from each box. 1. What is the probability that both items are old items?

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- What is the probability that one item is new and one item old?

- What is the probability that one item is new and one item old?

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Mar 13, 2018

#### Answer:

Two old items:

One old item:

#### Explanation:

The draw from the red container for an old item has a probability of

The draw from the purple container for an old item has a probability of

This means that there is a

For finding where one item is old, we can look at the probability of the old item being drawn from the red container and a new item from the purple container