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Fan Appreciation Night, Part 1

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You will use your Algebra II Journal opens in new window on this page.

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Apply the Model

As you discovered, the probability of the friends having the first two winning tickets is almost 0.  Yet, the friends have 100 opportunities to win the free tickets.

journal icon Algebra II Journal: Reflection 1

Respond to the following question in your Algebra II Journal opens in new window and submit to your teacher.

Determine the probability that someone in the group of friends wins the raffle in the 100 drawings.  Make sure to include your reasoning for the solution you found.


  • Remember that there are 5,000 entries in the drawing.
  • The friends have 5 of the entries.
  • To calculate the probability of an event not happening, subtract the probability of it happening from 1.


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