**Question 1**:

A box contains 5 pink marbles and 21 yellow marbles. Sharon puts another 4 pink marbles and 1 yellow marble inside the box. A marble is chosen at random from the box.

What is the probability that a pink marble is chosen?

*Solution:*Total number of pink marbles = 5 + 4 = 9

Total number of yellow marbles = 21 + 1 = 22

Total number of marbles = 9 + 22 = 31

$\therefore P\left(\text{pinkmarble}\right)=\frac{9}{31}$

**Question 2**:

In a group of 80 prefects, 25 are girls. Then 10 boys leave the group.

If a prefect is chosen at random from the group, state the probability that the prefect chosen is a boy.

*Solution:*Number of boys = 80 – 25 = 55

After 10 boys left,

Number of boys = 55 – 10 = 45

Total number of prefects = 25 + 45 = 70

**Question 3**:

60 people have taken part in a singing contest. If a person is chosen at random from all the contestants, the probability of getting a male contestant is $\frac{8}{15}$ . If there are 12 males and 3 females who did not qualify to the second round, find the probability that a male is chosen from the second round contestants.

*Solution:*Number of male contestants = 60 × $\frac{8}{15}$ = 32

After 12 males and 3 females left,

Total number of contestants left = 60 – 15 = 45

Number of male contestant = 32 – 12 = 20

**Question 4**:

John
has a collection of stamps from Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. He picks one
stamp at random. The probability of picking a Thailand stamp is $\frac{1}{5}$
and the probability of picking an Indonesia
stamp is $\frac{8}{15}.$
John has 20
Singapore stamps. Calculate the total number of stamps in his collection.

*Solution:*$\begin{array}{l}\text{ProbabilityofpickingaSingaporestamp}\\ =1-\frac{1}{5}-\frac{8}{15}\\ =\frac{4}{15}\\ \\ \text{GiventhatJohnhas20Singaporestamps,}\\ \therefore \text{TotalnumberofstampinJohn'scollection}\\ =\frac{15}{4}\times 20\\ =75\end{array}$