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 Statistics and Probability Use groups of 2. Flavorful Probabilities

A random number table contains the digits 0 through 9 in random order. In the random number table below, the digits are arranged in groups of three.

Work together to solve the following problem.

A company makes Fruiterrific fruit snacks in the following flavors: cherry, grape, orange, lemon, line, pineapple, banana, strawberry, watermelon, and peach. For the company's trial-size packages three fruit snacks are selected at random. What is the probability that a trial-size package will contain at least two of the same flavor?

You could use cards and items that represent each flavor to find the experimental probability. However, using the random number table would be much easier. If you assign a different digit from 0 through 9 to each flavor, the groups of three numbers in the table are like packages of three snacks. Use the random number table to find the experimental probability of getting a package that contains at least two of the same flavor.

 Random number table: 121 313 772 673 083 426 812 596 684 301 535 795 511 622 614 660 569 754 906 871 755 405 249 051 110 901 236 410 091 141 995 886 722 019 758 134 105 785 731 533 327 081 464 135 475 019 384 034 824 565 122 446 720 194 325 705