

1. 
The daily special at the House of Pies offers one of three featured pies and your choice of coffee, tea, milk or juice. How many ways can you order the special? 


A. 
7 
B. 
15 


C. 
8 
D. 
12 


Hint 


2. 
Students at Midtown Middle School can choose their schedule from 3 math courses, 3 science courses, 2 social studies courses, and 2 art courses. Determine the number of possible schedules that include one course in each subject area. 


A. 
10 
B. 
18 


C. 
20 
D. 
36 


Hint 


3. 
Two number cubes are rolled twice. What is the probability of rolling doubles on the first roll and then rolling a sum of 5 on the second roll? 


A. 

B. 



C. 

D. 



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4. 
A cooler contains 5 cans of each flavor of soft drink: cola, lemonlime, grape, and root beer. Find the probability of one person randomly picking a cola, then another person randomly selecting root beer. 


A. 

B. 



C. 

D. 



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5. 
An arrangement in which order is important is called a(n) ______. 


A. 
permutation 
B. 
compound event 


C. 
outcome 
D. 
factorial 


Hint 


6. 
How many ways can 3 CDs be selected from a stack of 7 different CDs? 


A. 
6 
B. 
5040 


C. 
35 
D. 
245 


Hint 


7. 
Determining the probability of rolling a '4' or '5' on a number cube by examining the number of possible outcomes and the number of ways to roll a '4' or a '5' is an example of ___________. 


A. 
experimental probability 


B. 
outcome probability 


C. 
theoretical probability 


D. 
sample probability 


Hint 


8. 
A certain sandwich shop allows you to pick any combination of their 8 toppings. How many different combinations are there? 


A. 
40,320 
B. 
256 


C. 
16 
D. 
1,024 


Hint 


9. 
Eight ______ is the product of all the counting numbers beginning with eight and counting backward to one. 


A. 
factorial 
B. 
compound event 


C. 
permutation 
D. 
outcome 


Hint 


10. 
The Niles Park District has 140 children signed up to play Little League Baseball. The makeup of the league is shown in the table. If one child is picked at random, what is the probability that they are 9 or 11 years old? Write as a fraction in simplest form. 





A. 

B. 



C. 

D. 



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11. 
Use the spinner to find P(not prime). Write as a fraction in simplest form. 





A. 

B. 



C. 

D. 



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12. 
The Millers’ have four children. What is the probability that they have 1 boy and 3 girls? Assume that the chance of having either a boy or a girl is 50%. 


A. 

B. 



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D. 



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13. 
Which situation is a combination? 


A. 
The number of ways a committee can choose a president, vicepresident, and treasurer. 


B. 
The number of ways 50 people can line up to enter a concert hall. 


C. 
The number of ways 3 books can be displayed in a store window. 


D. 
The number of ways a coach can choose 3 cocaptains for a soccer team. 


Hint 


14. 
A nickel is tossed 550 times and heads came up 300 times. What is the experimental probability of tossing tails? 


A. 

B. 



C. 

D. 



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