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anonymous
 one year ago
Statistics question... PLEASE HELP! WILL MEDAL AND FAN!
In the past, Ben has been able to hit a baseball at the batting cage 20% of the time. He decides to head back to the batting cage. What is the probability that his first hit will be on the eighth pitch? Round your answer to the nearest tenthousandth.
anonymous
 one year ago
Statistics question... PLEASE HELP! WILL MEDAL AND FAN! In the past, Ben has been able to hit a baseball at the batting cage 20% of the time. He decides to head back to the batting cage. What is the probability that his first hit will be on the eighth pitch? Round your answer to the nearest tenthousandth.

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Vocaloid
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1probability that the first seven tries are misses: (0.8)^7 probability that the eighth one hits: 0.2 probability that the first seven tries are misses and the 8th one is a hit: P = (0.8)^7*(0.2)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the probability would be 0.04194304? @Vocaloid

Vocaloid
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes, but do you understand my math? do you understand how I got those numbers?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not exactly.. this whole thing kinda confuses me.

Vocaloid
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what is the probability that Ben misses?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh! Okay, i get it now. There is an 80% chance that he misses. That's where you got the 0.8 from. I understand now.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you, @Vocaloid
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