# Probability Multiple Choice Topic Test

## Test your understanding of probability with this ten question, self-marking multiple choice exercise.

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Here are 10 Probability multiple choice questions written by people from around the world while using the main Pentransum activity. You can earn a Transum Trophy for answering at least 9 of them correctly.

1. On two standard dice, what is the probability of rolling a combination that, when added, equals six?

 A. 4/6 B. 5/36 C. 3/8 D. 2/4 E. 6/13 This question was suggested by Taylor, Elizabethtown

2. There are 3 red counters, 4 blue counters and 5 yellow counters in a bag. A counter is randomly selected. What is the probability that the counter is not yellow?

 A. 7/12 B. 5/12 C. 7 D. 5 E. 10/12

3. What is the probability that you will not live forever.

 A. 0 B. 99 C. 0.1 D. 1 E. 0.5

4. 39% of marbles in a jar are red, 23% are blue, 30% are green, and the rest are yellow. If the jar has 400 marbles, what is the probability of picking a yellow marble?

 A. 1/25 B. 2/25 C. 3/25 D. 4/25 E. 1/5 This question was suggested by Tristan, Wellington, New Zealand

5. What is the probability of getting a king out of a pack of cards?

 A. 1 out of 12 B. 1 out of 52 C. 1 out of 4 D. 1 out of 13 E. 1 out of 26 This question was suggested by Georgia, Holywell

6. There are 7 red balls, 6 green balls and the rest of the balls are pink. If the probability of picking a red ball is 10%. How many pink balls are there?

 A. 70 B. 57 C. 63 D. 68 E. 53 This question was suggested by Hockey Puck, Birmingham

7. A card is selected from a deck of playing cards. What is the probability of selecting a red suit?

 A. 1 out of 13 B. 1 out of 4 C. 1 out of 2 D. 1 E. 0

8. A jar contains 5 blue marbles. Then, some red marbles were added into the jar. If the chance of picking a blue marble is now 1 in 15, how many red marbles were added into the jar?

 A. 25 B. 40 C. 55 D. 70 E. 85 This question was suggested by Tristan, Wellington, New Zealand

9. If the probability of a cat landing on its feet is 0.9. What is the probability of the cat not landing on its feet?

 A. 0.9 B. 0.1 C. 0.3 D. 0.45 E. 1

10. What is the probability of throwing a square number on a normal 6-sided dice?

 A. 0.6 B. One third C. 0.666 D. Two thirds E. 0.2

Please note that unlike other Transum online exercises, the check button for this multiple choice quiz can only be clicked once when you have answered all ten questions. Check your answers carefully before clicking the button below. You teed to get at least 9 questions correct to be awarded a Transum Trophy.

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## Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Choose one of the five possible answers. When you have finished click the "check" button. If you have any questions wrong, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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#### Nine Digits

Arrange the given digits one to nine to make three numbers such that two of them add up to the third. This is a great puzzle for practicing standard pen and paper methods of three digit number addition and subtraction.

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