# Probability At Play - Math Worksheet With Answers Page 2

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Probability at Play
In this game, you toss rings onto colored pegs. Each time you toss a ring, it will land
on one of the pegs. The probability that a ring will land on a peg is 1. The chart below
shows the number of pegs of each color.
Peg Color White
Pink
Red Orange Yellow Green
Blue
Purple Black
Number
of Pegs
30
50
2
14
10
20
4
40
30
Probability
15% 25% 1%
7%
5% 10% 2% 20% 15%
for One Ring
Calculate the probability of a ring landing on each color. Express each probability as a
1.
percent in the table.
Suppose you were in charge of this game at a carnival. You have 9 prizes valued from \$1
2.
to \$9. Each peg color has a different prize. How would you decide which color gets the
Sample answer: The red peg should be \$9 since
it’s the least likely and the pink should get \$1 since
it’s the most likely. I would determine the other
prizes from least to greatest.
If you could pick a color and then win a prize if another player’s ring landed on that
3.
color, which color would you pick? Why?
Sample answer: I would pick pink because it has the
best chance of winning a prize.
Extend It How could you change the ring toss game to make it more likely that someone
4.
will get the \$9 prize? less likely?