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    Probab. with basketball - HELP!

    During basketball games in the past, Michael has had the following results when shooting free throws after having been fouled attempting a two point shot: 30%, 30%, and 40% of the time he will get 0, 1, or 2 points respectively. Use the following set of random digits to simulate 100 free throws.

    Use the digits 0 - 3, 4 - 6, and 7 - 9 to simulate Michael's results. Estimate the probability that during a given game, Michael will score 2 points the next time he is fouled.

    18728 94741 32063 04963

    15592 71357 28152 11732

    89555 75520 08882 95295

    38894 58070 77371 10194

    64336 95103 90740 03577





    1. .33

    2. .25

    3. .42

    4. Not enough information
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    Re: Probab. with basketball - HELP!

    Hey jthomp18.

    For this random number generation, you will have some numbers that correspond to getting 2 points. The counts of these numbers with respect to the total amount of numbers forms a proportion or a probability. It looks like they are using the numbers 7,8,9 to corresponding to a two pointer.

    Have you counted the number of times a 7, 8, or 9 has occured? If so what you can you conclude?
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