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.)
(In reply to re: Simple Enough
"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