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# A bag contains 4 white and 2 black balls. Find the probability of picking a white ball.

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Favourable outcomes by total outcomes is probability So the number of white balls by total number of balls gives you the probability of white balls.

$\therefore$Number of white balls = 4
$\therefore$Total number of balls = 4 + 2 = 6.
= Number of white balls/Total number of balls$=\dfrac{4}{6}=\dfrac{2}{3}$
$\therefore$The probability of picking up a white ball from a bag of 4 white balls and 2 black balls is $\dfrac{2}{3}$.
=Number of black balls/Total number of balls$=\dfrac{2}{6}=\dfrac{1}{3}$