# probability question: I have 9 discs in a bag

I have 9 discs in a bag, 2/3 are even.
The numbers are 6, 7, 8, 8, 10+12.
What are the other three numbers?

please dont tell me this is childs play.
09:56 Mon 28th May 2012
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 Other than that two are odd and one is even, I can't see a way of telling 10:00 Mon 28th May 2012 Question Author i know that, but what are the numbers 10:03 Mon 28th May 2012 If you meant the number are 6,7,8,9,10,12 The answer is 2, 4, 5 10:05 Mon 28th May 2012 any 2 odds - you choose + 1 even - again choose one 10:06 Mon 28th May 2012 What Roslyn said. 10:11 Mon 28th May 2012 Question Author hc4361, no i didn´t mean 6,7,8,9,10+12. the numbers were as i said, 6,7,8,8,10+12. it was an exam question i was going over with my 12 yr old pupil. I´m now convinced muffin bear was right. Because i just cannot see how you can work out the actual numbers. 10:15 Mon 28th May 2012 I think there is an error in the question... 10:19 Mon 28th May 2012 Is this the exact wording of the question? Because, for example, it doesn't even say the discs have numbers on them. Also it does not mention probability, so the discs could be coins or game tokens or even (from a Google search) Karate fighting form yell locations! If it's not the exact wording, please provide the exact wording to give us a chance ... 10:25 Mon 28th May 2012 but there is nothing in the question to say that the discs couldn't be 1,0001, 972 and 1,000,000 10:28 Mon 28th May 2012 Question Author yes i agree, the question is a tad vague, but this was the exact wording. 10:31 Mon 28th May 2012 then Muffinbear has given the "right" answer. can you go back to the teacher and ask what the right answer is and why? 12:50 Mon 28th May 2012 Question Author i will wolfgang 18:23 Wed 30th May 2012 Question Author Yes muffinbear you were right!! i was convinced that i needed to find 3 numbers, but apparently they weren´t that important. cheers 10:45 Fri 01st Jun 2012 What's this got to do with jobs & education? 14:51 Mon 04th Jun 2012 If that is the exact wording of the question it is indeed badly worded. The only answer can be, as others have said, two odd and one even. 14:59 Mon 04th Jun 2012 Question Author are you serious zebuk? 08:52 Wed 06th Jun 2012 9 cause it says you have 9 discs in the bay so 3 disc numbered 9 08:59 Wed 06th Jun 2012 Hi weecalf- where do you you get 9 from? One must be even, for a start. And where does it say what the range of numbers is- they aren't numbered 1-9 because numbers 10 and 12 are in there. 09:03 Wed 06th Jun 2012 Have you now checked piggy that muffin's answer was the expected and correct one? Very oddly worded question. 09:07 Wed 06th Jun 2012 It says I have 9 discs in a bag .To me that say I have discs numbered 9 so they are called the 9 disc 09:19 Wed 06th Jun 2012

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