2006 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 17
Problem
Jeff rotates spinners , and and adds the resulting numbers. What is the probability that his sum is an odd number?
Solution
In order for Jeff to have an odd number sum, the numbers must either be Odd + Odd + Odd or Even + Even + Odd. We easily notice that we cannot obtain Odd + Odd + Odd because spinner contains only even numbers. Therefore we must work with Even + Even + Odd and spinner will give us one of our even numbers. We also see that spinner only contains odd, so spinner must give us our odd number. We still need one even number from spinner . There is only 1 even number: . Since spinning the required numbers are automatic on the other spinners, we only have to find the probability of spinning a in spinner , which is clearly
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