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Kirk is helping his grandparents set up their new portable music players. His grandmother, Maude, has jazz album, country western albums, and heavy-metal albums. Kirk’s grandfather, Claude, has classical albums, rap albums, and heavy-metal albums.

If Kirk’s grandparents’ portable music players are on random shuffle mode, who has the greater chance of listening to a heavy-metal album? Explain how you know.  

For each grandparent, find the portion of their albums that are heavy-metal. Which portion is larger?

For Claude, the portion of heavy-metal album is

If you compare the two portions as fractions, make sure they have the same denominator. If you have difficulty, try converting both fractions to percentages to compare.