# 11.4.1. Calculating Probability

50 people applied for a job at one of the banks, and their data is represented in the table below. If a person was selected randomly, find the probability that the selected person is a female who has no experience.

GenderExperiencedNon-ExperiencedSum
Male17926
Female16824
Sum331750
• A0.16
• B0.32
• C0.18
• D0.48

### Example

50 people applied for a job at one of the banks, and their data is represented in the table below. If a person was selected randomly, find the probability that the selected person is a female who has no experience.

GenderExperiencedNon-ExperiencedSum
Male17926
Female16824
Sum331750

### Solution

The probability of event occurring is equal to the number of favorable outcomes divided by the total number of possible outcomes in the sample space, . In this case, event is selecting a female who has no experience. Find the probability of event as follows:

Thus, the probability of selecting a female who has no experience is 0.16.

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