probability of a vowel in the word SKATER

beautifullytragic1

New member
ok... Here's the question... "Each letter of the word SKATER is put on one of six cards. the cards are shuffled and one is chosen at random. find the probability of a vowel."

I am not sure how to set up the equation. For the second one it was, find the probability of a consonant and I had 6P4 divided by 2! to = 22.5. that one was right... I just don't know how to set this one up.

beautifullytragic1

New member
I really need help tonight! If anyone is online and can help... please do.

Loren

Senior Member
SKATER is composed of 2 vowels and 4 consonants for a total sample space of 6 letters. It seems to me drawing one card, you have 2 possibilities of getting a vowel and 4 possibilities of drawing a consonant. That's a probability of 2/6 to draw a vowel and 4/6 to draw a consonant.
This appears to contradict what you have come up with. Have you stated the problem exactly as presented to you? Have you left something out?