What is the probability that Jonas will get an orange and Beth will get an apple

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A basket contains 11 pieces of fruit: 4 apples, 5 oranges, and 2 bananas. Jonas takes a piece of fruit at random from the basket, and then Beth takes a piece at random. What is the probability that Jonas will get an orange and Beth will get an apple?

a.  9/11

b.  9/10

c.  20/121

d.  2/11

May 4th, 2015

So Jonas has a 5/11 chance of picking an orange. Since Jonas has an orange there is only 10 pieces of fruit left. Beth chance of now picking an apple is 4/10 or 2/5. 

Multiply the 2 answers. (5/11)*(2/5) = 10/55 or 2/11

the answer is d

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