## There are three cardinals, five sparrows and four finches near a bird feeder. If a sharp shunned hawk randomly selects one song bird for its

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There are three cardinals, five sparrows and four finches near a bird feeder. If a sharp shunned hawk randomly selects one song bird for its next meal what is the probability that it will be a cardinal?

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Answer:1/4

Step-by-step explanation:The probability of it being a cardinal is the number of cardinals / the total number of possible birds the hawk could eat.

There are 3 + 5 + 4 = 12 total birds near the bird feeder.

There are 3 cardinals.

So the probability is 3/12 = 1/4 that the cardinal is eaten!