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If a letter is randomly selected from the word Valencia, what is the probability that it is an e?
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The probability of an event equals the number of favorable outcomes over the total number of outcomes.
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The event we’re interested in is the chances that we would select e.
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If we look at the word Valencia, there is only one e, so our favorable outcome, our chance of selecting e, is one.
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What is the total outcomes here?
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What should go in the denominator?
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When we’re dealing with selecting letters from a word, the total number of outcomes would be the number of letters in the word.
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The word Valencia has eight letters.
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If you randomly selected a letter from the word Valencia, the probability that you would select e is one out of eight.