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The best free throw shooter on a basketball team has a 60% chance of making the 1st shot when shooting 2 free throws. If he makes the 1st shot, he has an 80% chance of making the 2nd. If he misses the 1st shot, he only has a 40% chance of making the 2nd shot. What are the possible outcomes and the probability of each outcome?

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  1. H -- hit
    M -- miss

    possible outcomes

    HH -- (.6)(.8) = .48
    HM -- (.6)(.2) = .12
    MH -- (.4)(.4) = .16
    MM -- (.4)(.6) = .24

    notice the sum = 1 , as expected

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  2. List equally likely outcomes in the sample space for the experiment of rolling a pair of dice. One student list 5,6 and 6,5. Another student staye

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  3. List equally likely outcomes in the sample space for the experiment of rolling a pair of dice. One student list 5,6 and 6,5. Another student states only one of these need to be listed. Which student is correct and why and what activity could be described to help further explain why.

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  4. Thanks Reiny!

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