what is the formula of probability to be used in the following question

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Mr. Ahmed discovered that in his last shipment of 16 cartons of eggs, 1 carton contained a cracked egg. Based on this information, what is the most reasonable prediction of the number of cartons that will contain a cracked egg in a shipment of 48 cartons?

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Mar 20, 2014
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Cracked Eggs
by: Anonymous

So we can assume that for every 16 cartons of eggs shipped 1 egg is cracked. So we can say the ratio is 16:1

We need to know a fair prediction for how many cracked eggs are in a shipment of 48 cartons.

So:Every time there another 16 another egg cracks.
16:1
32:2
48:3

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