
A computer randomly generates a sequence of symbols. The circle graph shows the probability that the computer generates each of the symbols.
Find the probability that the sequence occurs. (See Example 1 and Example 2.)

The probability that a given symbol is a cherry is 12%. So, the probability that all three symbols are cherries is
In other words, if the computer generated three symbols 100,000 times, you would expect 3 cherries to appear around 173 times.
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A computer randomly generates a sequence of symbols. The circle graph shows the probability that the computer generates each of the symbols.
Find the probability that the sequence occurs. (See Example 1 and Example 2.)
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A computer randomly generates a sequence of symbols. The circle graph shows the probability that the computer generates each of the symbols.
Find the probability that the sequence occurs. (See Example 1 and Example 2.)

The probability that a given symbol is a watermelon is 8%. So, the probability that all three symbols are watermelons is
In other words, if the computer generated three symbols 100,000 times, you would expect 3 watermelons to appear around 51 times.
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A computer randomly generates a sequence of symbols. The circle graph shows the probability that the computer generates each of the symbols.
Find the probability that the sequence occurs. (See Example 1 and Example 2.)
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A computer randomly generates a sequence of symbols. The circle graph shows the probability that the computer generates each of the symbols.
Find the probability that the sequence occurs. (See Example 1 and Example 2.)

The probability that a given symbol is a plum is 6%. So, the probability that all three symbols are plums is
In other words, if the computer generated three symbols 100,000 times, you would expect 3 plums to appear around 22 times.
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A computer randomly generates a sequence of symbols. The circle graph shows the probability that the computer generates each of the symbols.
Find the probability that the sequence occurs. (See Example 1 and Example 2.)
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A computer randomly generates a sequence of symbols. The circle graph shows the probability that the computer generates each of the symbols.
Find the probability that the sequence occurs. (See Example 1 and Example 2.)

The probability that a given symbol is a seven is 2%. So, the probability that all three symbols are sevens is
In other words, if the computer generated three symbols 100,000 times, you would expect 3 sevens to appear only once.
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Complete the spreadsheet to find the expected value of each of the events in Exercises 17. Then find the probability that a given spin is a "no win." Suppose these symbols represent a slot machine game. What is the expected value? Explain your reasoning. (See Example 1 and Example 2.)
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