# Statistics

If a basketball player has a shooting percentage of 60% , find the probability that the player will make at least 4 of her next 6 shots?

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1. "at least 4" = 4, 5, or 6.

If the events are independent, the probability of both/all events occurring is determined by multiplying the probabilities of the individual events.

Online, “*” is used to indicate multiplication to avoid confusion with “x” as an unknown.

Online "^" is used to indicate an exponent, e.g., x^2 = x squared.

P(4) = .6^4 * .4^2

P(5) = .6^5 * .4

P(6) = .6^6

Either-or probabilities are found by adding the individual probabilities.

P(4,5 or 6) = P(4) + P(5) + P(6)

Or you could explore combinations and permutations.

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