Probability Multiple Choice Topic Test

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Probability Multiple Choice Topic Test

Test your understanding of probability with this ten question, self-marking multiple choice exercise.

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Here are 10 Probability multiple choice questions written by people from around the world while using the main Pentransum activity. You can earn a Transum Trophy for answering at least 9 of them correctly.

1. There are 7 red balls, 6 green balls and the rest of the balls are pink. If the probability of picking a red ball is 10%. How many pink balls are there?

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This question was suggested by Hockey Puck, Birmingham

2. What is the probability that you will not live forever.

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3. What is the probability of getting a king out of a pack of cards?

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This question was suggested by Georgia, Holywell

4. If the probability of a cat landing on its feet is 0.9. What is the probability of the cat not landing on its feet?

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5. What is the probability of throwing a prime number on a 20-sided dice?

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This question was suggested by Owen and Endrit, Henry Moore Primary School, Harlow

6. There are 3 red counters, 4 blue counters and 5 yellow counters in a bag. A counter is randomly selected. What is the probability that the counter is not yellow?

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7. If you roll a fair dice, what type of number is most likely to appear on the top face.

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8. 25 cards (numbered one to twenty five) are thoroughly shuffled and one is chosen at random. What is the probability that the chosen card was over 20?

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9. A card is selected from a deck of playing cards. What is the probability of selecting a red suit?

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10. On two standard dice, what is the probability of rolling a combination that, when added, equals six?

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This question was suggested by Taylor, Elizabethtown

Please note that unlike other Transum online exercises, the check button for this multiple choice quiz can only be clicked once when you have answered all ten questions. Check your answers carefully before clicking the button below. You teed to get at least 9 questions correct to be awarded a Transum Trophy.

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Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Choose one of the five possible answers. When you have finished click the "check" button. If you have any questions wrong, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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