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9-16.
1. Artemis was putting up the sign at the County Fair Theater for the movie “ELVIS RETURNS FROM MARS.” He got all of the letters he would need and put them in a box. He reached into the box and pulled out a letter at random. Homework Help ✎

1. What is the probability that he got the first letter he needed when he reached into the box?

2. Once he put the first letter up, what is the probability that he got the second letter he needed when he reached into the box?

The first letter he will need is an 'E'. How many E's are there in the message?
How many letters are there total?

$\text{The probability is }\frac{1}{10}.$

The next letter is an 'L'. How many L's are there in the message? How many letters are left after he has put up the E?

$\text{The probability is }\frac{1}{19}.$