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Probability and Dodgeball

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Mrs. Robinson's PE class took 16 dodgeballs out to use for class - 8 were red, 6 were blue, and 2 were purple. One of the red dodgeballs and one of the blue dodgeballs were flat and could not be used. Mrs. Robinson picked one of the remaining balls at random.

What is the probability the ball was blue?

A

$ \cfrac { 3 }{ 8 } $

B

$ \cfrac { 5 }{ 14 } $

C

$ \cfrac { 9 }{ 14 } $

D

$ \cfrac { 1 }{ 2 } $

E

$ \cfrac { 1 }{ 8 } $