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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:*** (2.46)
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?


Hint

You only get to take your next kick if the guy before you misses!
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