Question

For breakfast, Sarah can choose eggs, granola or oatmeal as a main course, and orange juice or milk for a drink. Sarah says that the sample space for choosing one of each contains 3² = 9 outcomes. What is her error? Explain.

Solution

Verified

The error is that she squared 3 which is incorrect. By Fundamental Counting Principle, Sarah should have multiplied 3 (number of main course) and 2 (number of drinks) to obtain the sample space of 6.

Create an account to view solutions

By signing up, you accept Quizlet's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
Continue with GoogleContinue with Facebook

Create an account to view solutions

By signing up, you accept Quizlet's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
Continue with GoogleContinue with Facebook

Recommended textbook solutions

Calculus for Biology and Medicine 4th Edition by Claudia Neuhauser, Marcus Roper

Calculus for Biology and Medicine

4th EditionISBN: 9780134122595Claudia Neuhauser, Marcus Roper
4,089 solutions
Envision Math 2.0 Grade 8, Volume 2 1st Edition by Scott Foresman

Envision Math 2.0 Grade 8, Volume 2

1st EditionISBN: 9780134930190Scott Foresman
Pathways to Math Literacy 2nd Edition by Brian A. Mercer, David Sobecki

Pathways to Math Literacy

2nd EditionISBN: 9781260404937Brian A. Mercer, David Sobecki
270 solutions
Matemáticas 3

Matemáticas 3

ISBN: 9786072410213

Related questions