# 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 - Mathematics

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 Figure). What is the probability that the fish taken out is a male fish?

#### Solution

Total number of fishes in a tank

= Number of male fishes + Number of female fishes

= 5 + 8 = 13

Probability of getting a male fish = "Number of favorable outcomes"/"total Number of outcomes"

= 15/3

Concept: Probability - A Theoretical Approach
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NCERT Class 10 Maths
Chapter 15 Probability
Exercise 15.1 | Q 11 | Page 309