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Question id: 325. This question is similar to one that appeared on a GCSE Higher paper in 2017. The use of a calculator is not allowed.

Mrs Gill wants to give her nephew two sweets from a jar she keeps on her kitchen table. There are 11 sweets in this jar.

• 7 of the sweets are red
• 4 of the sweets are orange

Calculate the probability that Mrs Gill will take a sweet of each colour if she takes two sweets randomly from the jar.

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