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In the game SCRABBLE, there are 100 tiles. Two tiles are blank. Here is the number of tiles for each letter.

Letter Number of Tiles Letter Number of Tiles
A 9 N 6
B 2 O 8
C 2 P 2
D 4 Q 1
E 12 R 6
F 2 S 4
G 3 T 6
H 2 U 4
I 9 V 2
J 1 W 2
K 1 X 1
L 4 Y 2
M 2 Z 1

The 100 tiles are placed in a bag. One tile is picked at random.

Which letter has the greatest probability of being picked?

What is the probability of picking a blank?

Which letter has the least probability of being picked?

Which letters have the same probability of being picked? What are these probabilities?

Does any letter have a 0% chance of being picked? Explain.

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  1. Which letter has the greatest probability of being picked?

    --I think that E would. It has the most amount of tiles out of the other letters in the bag.

    What is the probability of picking a blank?

    --2%

    Which letter has the least probability of being picked?

    --J, K, Z, X, Q all only have one tile.

    Which letters have the same probability of being picked? What are these probabilities?

    --List the letters and their probabilities, (amount of tiles) of all that have the same amount of tiles.

    Does any letter have a 0% chance of being picked? Explain.

    --No, I don't personally think so, but I could be wrong. They all have a chance of being picked, but if there were letter(s) that had no chance of being picked, I would look at the letters with only one tile. They have a lesser chance of being picked than the tiles with no letters on them.

    Please do not just go by my answers. They may not be right

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  2. "Please do not just go by my answers. They may not be right"
    So, Rasputin, why did you post this if you're not sure?

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  3. Thank you

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