Exam-Style Question on Probability
A mathematics exam-style question with a worked solution that can be revealed gradually
Question id: 202. This question is similar to one that appeared on a GCSE Higher paper (specimen) for 2017. The use of a calculator is allowed.
Lisa's nephew Sean has two boxes containing plastic building bricks.
A red box contains 5 green bricks and 10 yellow bricks.
A blue box contains 8 green bricks and 16 yellow bricks.
Lisa picks a brick at random from the red box and puts it into the blue box.
Sean now picks a brick at random from the blue box. Show that:
P(Lisa picks a green brick) = P(Sean picks a green brick)
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