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anonymous

  • one year ago

HELP PLEASE DON'T GET IT 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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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @phi please help me

  2. phi
    • one year ago
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    you multiply the probability of missing the first times prob of missing the 2nd what is the prob of missing the first?

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    40%

  4. phi
    • one year ago
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    yes, or 0.4 what is the prob of missing the 2nd? (and we have to assume we missed the first, because we are looking for the prob of missing both)

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    5% or 0.05

  6. phi
    • one year ago
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    now multiply 0.4*0.05

  7. anonymous
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    you get 0.02 or 2%

  8. phi
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    yes

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so that is the answer 2%

  10. phi
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    yes

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    thank for helping me

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