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 "bestthreeoutoffive" 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?

math  please help!!  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

math  please help!!  sally, Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:26pm
thank you!
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