2005 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 11

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The following problem is from both the 2005 AMC 12B #11 and 2005 AMC 10B #15, so both problems redirect to this page.

Problem

An envelope contains eight bills: $2$ ones, $2$ fives, $2$ tens, and $2$ twenties. Two bills are drawn at random without replacement. What is the probability that their sum is $$20$ or more?

$\mathrm{(A)}\ {{{\frac{1}{4}}}} \qquad \mathrm{(B)}\ {{{\frac{2}{5}}}} \qquad \mathrm{(C)}\ {{{\frac{3}{7}}}} \qquad \mathrm{(D)}\ {{{\frac{1}{2}}}} \qquad \mathrm{(E)}\ {{{\frac{2}{3}}}}$

Solution 1

The only way to get a total of $$20$ or more is if you pick a twenty and another bill, or if you pick both tens. There are a total of $\dbinom{8}{2}=\dfrac{8\times7}{2\times1}=28$ ways to choose $2$ bills out of $8$. There are $12$ ways to choose a twenty and some other non-twenty bill. There is $1$ way to choose both twenties, and also $1$ way to choose both tens. Adding these up, we find that there are a total of $14$ ways to attain a sum of $20$ or greater, so there is a total probability of $\dfrac{14}{28}=\boxed{\mathrm{(D)}\ \dfrac{1}{2}}$.

Solution 2

TBE

See also

2005 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 14
Followed by
Problem 16
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions
2005 AMC 12B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 10
Followed by
Problem 12
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions

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