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Darts

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

 

Puzzle ID:#144
Fun:*** (2.32)
Difficulty:*** (2.15)
Category:Probability
Submitted By:duckrocket**
Corrected By:sugarnspice4u7

 

 

 



Peter throws two darts at a dartboard, aiming for the center. The second dart lands farther from the center than the first. If Peter now throws another dart at the board, aiming for the center, what is the probability that this third throw is also worse (i.e., farther from the center) than his first? Assume Peter`s skillfulness is constant.


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Suppose instead of dart tosses, they were coin flips. Does that help find the answer?
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