# Difference between revisions of "2016 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 12"

## Problem

Two different numbers are selected at random from $\{1, 2, 3, 4, 5\}$ and multiplied together. What is the probability that the product is even?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 0.2\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 0.4\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 0.5\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 0.7\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 0.8$

## Solution

The product will be even if at least one selected number is even, and odd if none are. Using complementary counting, the chance that both numbers are odd is $\frac{\tbinom32}{\tbinom52}=\frac3{10}$, so the answer is $1-0.3$ which is $\textbf{(D)}\ 0.7$.