# 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?

##
- 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?

##### 1 Answer

Write your answer here...

Start with a one sentence answer

Then teach the underlying concepts

Don't copy without citing sources

preview

?

#### Answer

Write a one sentence answer...

#### Answer:

#### Explanation

Explain in detail...

#### Explanation:

I want someone to double check my answer

Parzival S.
Share

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

Was this helpful? Let the contributor know!

Describe your changes (optional) 200