# This problem cant be done without more info

• Oct 5th 2009, 02:51 PM
Jimbo22587
This problem cant be done without more info
A baseball player has a hitting average of 0.330 (i.e. 33% of the time he swings at the ball, he hits the ball). The player comes up to bat. What is the probability that the player will not strike out?

This problem cant be done without more info right?
• Oct 5th 2009, 02:58 PM
artvandalay11
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Originally Posted by Jimbo22587
A baseball player has a hitting average of 0.330 (i.e. 33% of the time he swings at the ball, he hits the ball). The player comes up to bat. What is the probability that the player will not strike out?

This problem cant be done without more info right?

If you ignore real baseball for a second, and just say that

not getting out=getting a hit

And so Probability(not getting out)=Probability(getting a hit) then the problem is do-able

If you want to consider walks and hits by pitch, then it's not do-able

If this is for school I would think you are to assume the 1st condition