There are four men and six women on the city council. If one council member is selected for a committee at random, how likely is it that it is a woman?
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There are four men and six women on the city council. As one council member is to be selected for a committee at random, the sample space contains n(S)=(4+6)=10 elements. Let A be the event in which the selected council member is a woman Accordingly n(A)=6 ∴P(A)=TotalnumberofpossibleoutcomesNumberofoutcomesfavourabletoA=n(S)n(A)=106=53