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February 12th, 2014, 01:44 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2014 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0  Probability problem
In a woman single badminton match, the first player who wins two out of three sets win the match. The probability of a particular player winning a set is 0.7 if she has won the previous set. The probability of the player winning a set is 0.4 if she lost the previous set. (a) Find the probability that the player wins the match given that she lost the first set. 0.7*0.4 = 0.28 (b) If the probability that the player wins the match is 0.64, find the probability that she wins the first set. No clue, mind giving a tips? I've tried probability tree... and thinking of the rule of total probability. 
February 13th, 2014, 04:27 PM  #2  
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