Number of Marbles in a Bag Containing Black and White Marbles

If 2 marbles are removed at random from a bag containing black and white marbles, the chance that they are both white is 1/3. If 3 are removed at random, the chance that they all are white is 1/6. How many black marbles are there?

Answer Key


014 Water poured into a jar of marbles

Example 014
A boy who had discovered that 20 mm marbles fitted snugly into the bottom of a cylindrical jar, dropped in a fourth on top of the three and poured water enough into the jar to just cover them. How much water did he use?

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