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The chances of picking a particular flavor of yogurt are greater when there is more than one cup of that flavor in the refrigerator. Can you tell if any one yogurt flavor has a higher probability, or chance, of getting picked by Joyce's dad?

Strawberry is the flavor most likely to be chosen because there are two cups of this flavor in the refrigerator.

The probability of something can be formed by placing the number of times a ''successful outcome'' is possible over the total number of possible outcomes.

In this case, the ideal outcome would be picking vanilla yogurt. This is only possible one time and there are five possible yogurt choices, or ''outcomes.'' Can you find the probability of picking vanilla?