# Gopi buys a fish from a shop for his aquarium. The shopkeeper takes out one fish at random from a tank containing 5 male fish and 8 female fish (see Fig. 15.4). What is the probability that the fish taken out is a male fish?

**Solution:**

We use the basic concepts of the occurrence of a favourable event to solve the problem.

This question will be solved by using the given formula:

Probability of = Number of possible outcomes/Total no of favourable outcomes

Number of male fish = 5

Number of female fish = 8

Total number of fishes = 5 + 8 = 13

The probability that the fish are taken out is a male fish = No of male fish/total no of fishes

The probability that the fish that are taken out, comes out to be a male fish, is 5/13.

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## Gopi buys a fish from a shop for his aquarium. The shopkeeper takes out one fish at random from a tank containing 5 male fish and 8 female fish (see Fig. 15.4). What is the probability that the fish taken out is a male fish?

### NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths - Chapter 15 Exercise 15.1 Question 11:

Gopi buys a fish from a shop for his aquarium. The shopkeeper takes out one fish at random from a tank containing 5 male fish and 8 female fish (see Fig. 15.4). What is the probability that the fish taken out is a male fish?

The probability that the fish taken out is a male fish is 5/13.