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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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re(2): Simple Enough Comment 15 of 15 |
(In reply to re: Simple Enough by Lawrence)


 "a basketball player" <> "Larry Bird".

Otherwise probabilities of winning the match would highly increase.

Edited on October 5, 2006, 8:35 am
  Posted by armando on 2006-10-05 08:34:19

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