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Activity Notes We have 6 balls - 3 Reds and 3 Greens. We drop them randomly into 3 boxes.
The following (b) box 2G, box 2R, box 1R&1G.
Guided Activity Do the experiment 500-1000 times. - What is the percent of mixed?
- What is the percent of separate?
Now for some dreaded theory ... Suppose you drop two same colored balls into the first box. - What combination of balls remain?
- How many different ways can the remaining balls drop into the other boxes? What events occur?
- What are the chances that you will drop two same colored balls into the first box?
Suppose you drop two different colored balls into the first box. - What combination of balls remain?
- How many different ways can these remaining balls drop into the other boxes? What events occur?
- What are the chances that you will drop two different colored balls into the first box?
- What are the theoretical probabilities of the two events:mixed and separate?
*Does your theory match your experiment? "Mutually exclusive" meaning both events cannot happen at same time and "complete" meaning no other event can occur. |

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