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5-115.

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.

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

Remember, probability can be expressed by this fraction:
$\frac{\text{number of shirts given at the school}}{\text{Total number of students at the school}}$

$\frac{40}{350}$

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

See part (a).

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

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