# Statistic Q! Magglio Ordonez of the Detroit Tigers had the highest batting average in the?

June 13, 2011
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Question by traveltothepast: Statistic Q! Magglio Ordonez of the Detroit Tigers had the highest batting average in the?
Magglio Ordonez of the Detroit Tigers had the highest batting average in the 2007 Major League Baseball season. His average was .363. So assume the probability of getting a hit is .363 for each time he batted. In a particular game assume he batted three times.
(a) This is an example of what type of probability?
(b)

What is the probability of getting three hits in a particular game?
(c) What is the probability of not getting any hits in a game?
(d) What is the probability of getting at least one hit?

Best answer:

Answer by M3
qa
binomial probability, n = 3 , p = 0.363, q = 0.637

qb
P = C(3,3) * 0.363^3 * 0.637^0 = 0.047832147 <-------- qc P = C(3,0) * 0.363^0 * 0.637^3 = 0.258474853 <-------- qd P[> 0] – 1 – P = 0.741525147 <-------

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