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On the Line (Posted on 2003-08-15) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A basketball player who shoots 80% from the free-throw line goes to the charity stripe with just 1.7 seconds remaining in a basketball game.
He has two shots, and his team is trailing by two points.

What is the probability that he will make only one of the two, and why?

(Assume that he is trying, of course, for his team to win the game.)

See The Solution Submitted by DJ    
Rating: 4.0000 (12 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
re(2): Simple Enougharmando2006-10-05 08:34:19
No Subjectice2004-03-02 09:08:58
re: Simple EnoughLawrence2003-08-24 06:23:22
SolutionSimple EnoughLawrence2003-08-24 06:18:54
Some Thoughtsre: how to winDJ2003-08-17 14:50:41
No SubjectDave Cheetham2003-08-17 12:23:40
how to winRoger2003-08-16 05:05:40
re(4): SimpleBrian Wainscott2003-08-15 18:40:11
re(2): SolutionDJ2003-08-15 18:23:11
re: SolutionLewis2003-08-15 12:50:52
SolutionSolutionethan2003-08-15 12:41:06
Solutionre(3): SimpleBryan2003-08-15 11:52:31
Solutionre(2): SimpleBrian Wainscott2003-08-15 11:11:09
re: SimpleRoger2003-08-15 09:25:59
SimpleAaron2003-08-15 08:42:47
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