# Answer to Question #3896 in Algebra for Tina

Question #3896

Five buses have been hired to take 200 students on a field trip. Each bus is going to carry 40 students, and

the students' bus assignments are randomly made. What is the approximate probability that John will end up on the same bus as his friend Bill?

the students' bus assignments are randomly made. What is the approximate probability that John will end up on the same bus as his friend Bill?

Expert's answer

As there are 5 buses, Bill can choose one from 5. So John must choose the same

bus from 5 possible variants. The possibility is 1/5.

bus from 5 possible variants. The possibility is 1/5.

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