Assume that we have a bag of candies, 10 candies, 6 of them square, 4 of them circle. You shall pick a random number between 0 and 100, and I will give you one of the candies by that number. You don't know my rule. But I tell you this:
- The probability of you getting any one of the square candies is 2%.
- Consequently, the probability of you getting any one of the circle candies is 22%.
2% * 6 + 22% * 4 = 100%
Now, my question: I would like to form this one single sentence that should convey all the information given in the two items above. My draft is as follows:
The probability of you getting a square candy is 12%.
It this fool-proof? Could this also mean that each of the square candies has a 12% chance, and the 6 combined has 72% chance?
I cannot change 12%; that will be the cornerstone of the sentence. How can I formulate this one sentence that is crystal clear, and only using 12% as a numeric value?