In a bag of candy, there are 4 Tootsie Rolls, 3 Lollipops, 5 Hershey Kisses and 6 Starbursts. If you select one piece of candy at random, what is the probability that it will be a lollipop?

In a bag of candy, there are 4 Tootsie Rolls, 3 Lollipops, 5 Hershey Kisses and 6 Starbursts. If you select one piece of candy at random, what is the probability that it will be a lollipop?

Detailed Explanation

There are 18 total pieces of candy and 3 lollipops. Therefore, the probability of picking one lollipop is \(\frac{\mathrm{3} }{\mathrm{18} }\) which simplifies to \(\frac{\mathrm{1} }{\mathrm{6} } \)