math - please help!!

posted by .

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?

  • math - please help!! -

    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!! -

    thank you!

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. MATH!!

    Andy, Barbara and Chrisy play a game. Their probabilities of winning are 1/2, 1/3, and 1/6 respectively. What is the probability that each wins exatly one of the first three games played?
  2. Math

    The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs will play a "best two out of three" series. Assume that Houston has a probability of 1/3 of winning any game. a. Draw a probability tree showing possible outcomes of the series. Label the branches …
  3. MATH STATS URGENT

    The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs will play a "best two out of three" series. Assume that Houston has a probability of 1/3 of winning any game. a. Draw a probability tree showing possible outcomes of the series. Label the branches …
  4. MATH STATS URGENT

    The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs will play a "best two out of three" series. Assume that Houston has a probability of 1/3 of winning any game. a. Draw a probability tree showing possible outcomes of the series. Label the branches …
  5. Maths

    Sue and Mary agree to play the best of three games of badminton. They stop if either of them have won two games. Over a long period of time, Sue wins 4 games out of every 5 games they play. Find the probability that Sue will win the …
  6. linear algebra

    Bob and Doug play a lot of Ping-Pong, but Doug is a much better player, and wins 80% of their games. To make up for this, if Doug wins a game he will spot Bob five points in their next game. If Doug wins again he will spot Bob ten …
  7. Satistics Help

    A student claims that if the odds in favor of winning a game are a:b, then out of every a+b games she would win a games. Hence, the probability of the event of winning the game is a/b+b Is the student's reasoning correct?
  8. Linear algebra

    please help :( Bob and Doug play a lot of Ping-Pong, but Doug is a much better player, and wins 90% of their games. To make up for this, if Doug wins a game he will spot Bob five points in their next game. If Doug wins again he will …
  9. algebra PLEASE help

    Bob and Doug play a lot of Ping-Pong, but Doug is a much better player, and wins 90% of their games. To make up for this, if Doug wins a game he will spot Bob five points in their next game. If Doug wins again he will spot Bob ten …
  10. Math

    Suppose that the weather forecast calls for a 30% chance of rain on each of the three days of a long weekend. What are the odds in favour of no rain throughout the entire long weekend?

More Similar Questions