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JayDelV
 one year ago
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (WILL AWARD A MEDAL AND FAN )
A basketball player gets 2 freethrow shots when she is fouled by a player on the opposing team. She misses the first shot 40% of the time. When she misses the first shot, she misses the second shot 5% of the time. What is the probability of missing both freethrow shots?
JayDelV
 one year ago
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (WILL AWARD A MEDAL AND FAN ) A basketball player gets 2 freethrow shots when she is fouled by a player on the opposing team. She misses the first shot 40% of the time. When she misses the first shot, she misses the second shot 5% of the time. What is the probability of missing both freethrow shots?

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JayDelV
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I need to be walked through the steps, I'm not very good at word problems.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There are two events (foul shots), A and B. The probability of A then B is\[P (A\text{ then } B) = P(A) \times P(B)\]Don't forget, the probabilities need to be expressed as decimals before doing any calculations with them.

JayDelV
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So using that equation I would get my answer?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes. Show me what you get.

JayDelV
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm not sure what to plug in to what

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Event A is missing the first foul shot. What's P(A)?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Express as a decimal.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Right. Event B is missing the second foul shot. What's P(B) expressed as a decimal?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Right. So the event of Event A happening then Event B happening is P(A) x P(B). What do you get. Express your final answer as a percent.

JayDelV
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm not sure if i'm right, but 2 percent?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Correct. Well done! It's a small percentage because, even if the first shot is missed, the second shot is almost never missed. Make sense?

JayDelV
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes! Thank you. Do you mind helping me with another one? If not that'll be fine.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OK. Delete this question and post your other one.
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