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# there are 12 pieces of fruit in a fruit bowl. 7 pieces are apples and 2 and peaches. what is the probability that a randomly selected piece of fruit will not be a apple or a peach? Explain your answer.

We can represent probaiblity via the simplified equation:  $P_x=\frac{x}{total}$ i.e. How many 'good' results, or results we are looking for are there, out of the total of all possible results. In this case we have: $P_{not apple or peach}=\frac{not apple or peach}{total}$ $P_{not apple or peach}=\frac{12-(7+2)}{12}$ $P_{not apple or peach}=\frac{3}{12}$ $P_{not apple or peach}=\frac{1}{4}$