# Basketball Free Throws

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A basketball player makes 80% of his free throws. If he attempts eight free throws during the next game, what is the probability that he will make more than his average?

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The probability that he will make more than his average is equal to the probability that he will make more than 80% of his 8 free throw attempts.

He will make more than 80 % of his 8 free throws if he makes more than (0.8*8)=6.4 ~ 7 attempts.

Therefore, the probability that he will make more than his average is equal to Probability (he will make at least 7 of his 8 attempts) =Probability (he will make 7 of his 8 attempt ...

#### Solution Summary

The solution discusses the probability average of basketball free throws.

$2.49