# Thread: What are the odds of drawing from the bowl a piece of green or blue candy?

1. ## What are the odds of drawing from the bowl a piece of green or blue candy? var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":false};

A bowl contains 5 pieces of red candy, 6 pieces of green candy, and 11 pieces of blue candy. What are the odds of drawing from the bowl a piece of green or blue candy?

2. 16:5

3. 5 Red + 6 Green + 11 Blue = 22 Pieces of Candy
Odds of Drawing Green = 6 / 22 which reduces to 3 / 11
Odds of Drawing Blue = 11 / 22 which reduces to 1 / 2
Odds of Drawing Green or Blue (basically NOT drawing Red) = 17 / 22

4. 17 in 22

5. 5 red, 6 green and 11 blue. This means there is 22 pieces all together.

Odds of picking green: 6:22 which can be reduced to 3:11
Odds of picking blue: 11:22 which can be reduced to 1:2 (or a half)

Odds of picking a green OR a blue: 17:22
(You find this by adding the odds of picking blue and picking green together)

6. Probability = 17/22
Odds = 17/5

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