# SOLUTION: There are five boys and four girls in a club. If a president and Vice-President are to be chosen, what is the probability that a boy is chosen as President and a girl is chosen asV

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 Question 480567: There are five boys and four girls in a club. If a president and Vice-President are to be chosen, what is the probability that a boy is chosen as President and a girl is chosen asVice-PresidentAnswer by solver91311(17077)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! There are 5 boys out of 9 people, so the probability of selecting a boy as President is . Given that a boy is selected as President and we presume that the club would not select the same person to serve as President and Vice-President simultaneously, the probability that a girl is selected as Vice-President is 4 girls out of the 8 people who remain once the one boy selected as President has been subtracted. The probability of both occurences is the product: John My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it