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# If a jelly bean machine contains 16 pink jelly beans, 34 blue jelly beans, 24 black jelly beans, and 26 purple jelly beans, what is the probability that a jelly bean chosen at random will be blue?

Jul 18, 2016

P(Blue) =$\frac{17}{50}$

#### Explanation:

Probability of blue = $\left(\text{number of blue")/("total number}\right)$

P(Blue) = $\frac{34}{100} = \frac{17}{50}$

Sometimes probabilities are given as percentages.

In this case P(blue) = 34%