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Have you ever wondered why so many equations are written with the variables *x* and *y*? Suppose you are reaching into a bag that contains all the letters of the English alphabet, and you pull out one letter at random to use as a variable in equations. Homework Help ✎

What is the probability that you pull out an

*x*?If you got the

*x*, now what is the probability that you pull out a*y*?After you take out

*x*, how many letters are left in the alphabet?