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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo22587 View Post
    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
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