# SOLUTION: A letter is randomly selected from the word Mississippi. What is the probability that the letter will be an s?

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 Question 322597: A letter is randomly selected from the word Mississippi. What is the probability that the letter will be an s?Answer by jessica43(140)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!To find a basic probability with all outcomes equally likely, we use a fraction: number of favorable outcomes --------------------------------------- total number of possible outcomes In this case, we want to find the probability of randomly selecting the letter s from the word, meaning our favorable outcome is the letter s. The total number of possible outcomes is the number of letters in the word Mississippi. So then: number of the letter s ----------------------- = number of total letters 4/11 So the probability of selecting an s is 4/11 or 0.364 or 36.4%.