probability

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Two hunters shoot at the same duck. The probability of the first hunter hitting the duck is 0.2.
The probability of the second hunter hitting the duck is 0.75. Hitting the duck results in its death.
What is the probability of the duck being killed?

  1. Reiny

    possible outcomes:
    MH
    HM
    HH --- allowing for the case they both hit it

    prob = (.8)(.75) + (.2)(.25) + (.2)(.75)
    = ....

    you push the buttons

  2. Alex

    thanks Reiny, the buttons were pushed

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