JayDelV
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PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (WILL AWARD A MEDAL AND FAN ) A basketball player gets 2 free-throw 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 free-throw shots?
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JayDelV
  • JayDelV
I need to be walked through the steps, I'm not very good at word problems.
anonymous
  • anonymous
There 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
  • JayDelV
So using that equation I would get my answer?

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JayDelV
  • JayDelV
@ospreytriple
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes. Show me what you get.
JayDelV
  • JayDelV
I'm not sure what to plug in to what
anonymous
  • anonymous
Event A is missing the first foul shot. What's P(A)?
JayDelV
  • JayDelV
40?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Express as a decimal.
JayDelV
  • JayDelV
.40
JayDelV
  • JayDelV
?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Right. Event B is missing the second foul shot. What's P(B) expressed as a decimal?
JayDelV
  • JayDelV
.05
anonymous
  • anonymous
Right. 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
  • JayDelV
I'm not sure if i'm right, but 2 percent?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Correct. 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
  • JayDelV
Yes! Thank you. Do you mind helping me with another one? If not that'll be fine.
anonymous
  • anonymous
OK. Delete this question and post your other one.

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