# There are 5 pink balloons and 5 blue balloons. If two balloons are selected at random, what would be the probability of getting a pink balloon and then a blue balloon?aThere are 5 pink balloons and 5 blue balloons. If two balloons are selected at random

Mar 11, 2018

1/4

#### Explanation:

Since there are 10 balloons in total, 5 pink and 5 blue, the chance of getting a pink balloon is 5/10 = (1/2) and the chance of getting a blue balloon is 5/10 = (1/2)

So in order to see the chance of picking a pink balloon and then a blue balloon multiply the chances of picking both:

$\left(\frac{1}{2}\right) \cdot \left(\frac{1}{2}\right) = \left(\frac{1}{4}\right)$