You can solve SAT Math **probability word problems** by adopting following four steps

- Identify events for which probability is to be determined
- Calculate total number of possible outcomes (items)
- Calculate probability of each event
- Add probability of each event (if it is required)

**Consider Following Example to understand How to Solve Probability Word Problems in 4 Steps**

Example

A box is filled with cubes of different colors. There are 40 White cubes, 24 Green, 12 Red, 24 Golden, and 20 Blue cubes. If you have to select a cube without looking into the box, what is the Probability that you will pick a White or a Blue cube?

Solution

Step 1 See that you have to determine probability of 2 events

(a) Picking a White cube

(b) Picking a Blue cube

Step 2 Total number of cubes = 40+24+12+24+20 = 120

Step 3 Find the probability of picking a White:

Step 4 Now add the two probabilities together

Thus probability that you will pick a White or a Blue cube is 1/2

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