Posted by **sally** on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10:55pm.

A squash match is won when one player wins three games. This situation is often referred to as winning the "best-three-out-of-five" Barbara has a slight edge in winning each game with the odds in favour of 5 to 4

a) what is the probability that maria will win in three straight games?

b) what is the probability of barbara's winning the match?

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**Cody**, Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:15pm
P=favorable outcomes / possible outcomes

5:4 = 5 / (5+4) = 5/9

(5/9)*(5/9)*(5/9) = 125/729, which is as simple as it goes as far as i know.

as for part b,

i am not sure, and so i will refrain from answering because i will likely be wrong

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**sally**, Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:26pm
thank you!

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