math challenge

Week of September 22 - 28, 1997

Party Patty's Pick

Party Patty has 3 rectangular containers of candy she is going to serve her guests. All of the containers have a square base of the same size.

The first container is 24 cm high and filled to the top with 384 orange candies.

The second container is 20 cm high and full of green candies.

The third container is 30 cm high and full of black candies.

All of the candies are the same size -- 1 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm.

Patty pours all of the candies into a large bowl and mixes them up. She then pulls out one of the treats without looking and samples it. What are the odds that Patty samples a black candy?

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