Very easy probability problem please help.

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Very easy probability problem....please help.

this problem has been driving me nuts. can someone give a simple explanation.

Five friends, Austin, Bob, Brian, Jen and Gretchen enter a contest and win two tickets to see NKOTB. They decide to put their names in a hat and choose two to see who gets the tickets. Which of the following outcomes is most likely?

A. Both Bob and Brian get a ticket.
B. Only 1 boy gets a ticket.
C. No girls get a ticket.
D. Austin gets a ticket.

I know the answer; I just want to know why.

Thanks,
 

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this problem has been driving me nuts. can someone give a simple explanation.

Five friends, Austin, Bob, Brian, Jen and Gretchen enter a contest and win two tickets to see NKOTB. They decide to put their names in a hat and choose two to see who gets the tickets. Which of the following outcomes is most likely?

A. Both Bob and Brian get a ticket.
B. Only 1 boy gets a ticket.
C. No girls get a ticket.
D. Austin gets a ticket.

I know the answer; I just want to know why.

Thanks,
What are your answers and the logic behind them?
 

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