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A Geometric Series from Tennis

by James Sandefur (Georgetown University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
May, 2005

Subject classification(s): Statistics and Probability | Probability
Applicable Course(s): 6.1 Probability & Statistics

If the probability of a tennis player's winning a point is \(p\), what fraction of games should she win?


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Probability | Discrete Distributions, Bernoulli and Binomial
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