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Kick-off

Probability puzzles require you to weigh all the possibilities and pick the most likely outcome.

 

Puzzle ID:#11311
Fun:*** (2.39)
Difficulty:*** (2.45)
Category:Probability
Submitted By:jimbo*au******
Corrected By:Anupriya9

 

 

 



Jimbo is an ace goal kicker. On the average, he will kick a goal on 2 out of 3 occasions. Unco on the other hand, will normally only kick a goal on 1 out of 2 occasions.
Now Jimbo, being quick to spot an opportunity, challenges Unco to a kicking duel. They will each in turn take one kick for goal until a goal is scored. The winner will be the first to score a goal.
"I'll even give you the first kick", says Jimbo generously to Unco.

What is the probability that Jimbo wins the kicking duel?





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