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Posted by **Anthony** on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 12:42am.

52052 24004 03845 11507

27510 33761 86563 61729

48061 59412 79969 11339

27324 72723 22406 86253

29970 95877 70975 99120

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**drwls**, Monday, May 24, 2010 at 6:44amThey are asking for a long term average. The table shows the results of 100 consecutive shots, which may or may not be representativeof a long term average.

The probability of making two in a row is (0.4)^2 = 0.16, over the long term, unless there is a tendency for players to have "hot streaks" and "cold streaks". These should not happen with a random number generator. There is interesting data on the "hot hand" theory in basketball, but it is not convincing either way.

There are 99 pairs of consecutive shots in the table. There are 17 times that 2 shots in a row are made. Count them

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