CCSS IP Math III 1.6.2 Example 1
- Walch Education
In basketball, there is a strategy called intentional fouling, in which the defensive team’s coach directs a player to foul someone on the offensive team. The fouled player will have the opportunity to shoot a foul shot for 1 point. If she makes the basket, she can take another shot. If she does not make the first basket, she does not get another chance. The fouled player might score 1 or 2 points, but the defensive team has a chance to regain the ball and attempt a 2- or 3-point field goal. Coach Baxter tells Kia to foul a certain player on the opposing team who makes 70% of her foul shots. Explain why Coach Baxter decided to use the strategy of intentional fouling against this player.
- Analyze the given information.
- Calculate the likelihood of each event.
- Explain why Coach Baxter might have called for an intentional foul on this player.