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You have two bags, four red balls and four white balls. You must put all the balls in the bags although you are allowed to have one bag empty. How should you distribute the balls between the two bags so as to make the probability of choosing a red ball as small as possible and what will the probability be in that case?

Designing Table Mats

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:
Use some small grid paper and colour the squares to work out how the rope fills the space.