# Ex.5.3 Q5 Data Handling Solutions - NCERT Maths Class 8

## Question

If you have a spinning wheel with \(3\) green sectors, \(1\) blue sector and \(1\) red sector, what is the probability of getting a green sector?

What is the probability of getting a non-blue sector?

## Text Solution

**What is known?**

Spinning wheel with \(3\) green sectors, \(1\) blue sector and \(1\) red sector

**What is unknown?**

i) probability of getting a green sector

ii) probability of getting a non-blue sector

**Reasoning:**

Probability

\(\begin{align}= \frac{{{\text{Number of favourable outcomes}}}}{{{\text{Total number of outcomes}}}}\end{align}\)

**Steps:**

Total number of sectors \(= 5\)

Total number of green sectors \(= 3\)

Therefore, probability of getting a green sector\(\begin{align} = \frac{3}{5} \end{align}\)

Total number of blue sectors \(= 1\)

Total number of non-blue sectors \(= 5 – 1 = 4\)

Therefore, probability of getting a non-blue sector \(\begin{align} = \frac{4}{5}\end{align}\)