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5-115.
  1. A radio station is giving away free t-shirts to students in local schools. It plans to give away 40 shirts at Big Sky Middle School and 75 shirts at High Peaks High School. Three hundred and fifty students attend Big Sky Middle School and 800 students attend High Peaks High School. Homework Help ✎

    1. What is the probability of getting a t-shirt if you are a student at the middle school?

    2. What is the probability of getting a t-shirt if you are a student at the high school?

    3. Are you more likely to get a t-shirt if you are a student at the high school, or at the middle school?

Remember, probability can be expressed by this fraction:

See part (a).

Convert each fraction to a percent. The school with the higher percentage means you are more likely to get a t-shirt.