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i have a question about Probabilit. it's pretty easy but very time consuming, and so am pretty sure their must be anther way to do it. so if someone know anther way to do this question please go ahead and point it to me .

3. One particular high school encourages student to donate blood. The high school gym is set up for this purpose. The distribution of blood types in North America is as follows:

Type O: 44%

Type A: 42%

Type B: 10%

Type AB: 4%

*What is the probability that none of the first five people in the line up have type AB blood? Express your answer to the nearest hundredth of one percent.

my soultion would be .

a)draw sample space for the whole thing (Person 1, 2 , 3 , 4 and 5) with all the probabilities.

b) Eliminate any event which has a person with AB blood in it

c) Multiply the % of every event (except those that i eliminated) and then Add them .

Drawing the Sample space only would take atleast 30 minutes . and am pretty sure thats not the way am supposed to do it, because the exam is 2 hrs and they wouldn;t want me to spend 30 mins doing a probability question :D

Thanks guys

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# Homework Help: Blood types probabilities problem

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