Posted by Denis Borris on October 11, 2002 at 15:02:45:
In Reply to: Probability posted by rob77 on October 11, 2002 at 01:17:15:
: A,B,C are evenly matched tennis players. Initially A and B play a set, and the winner then plays C. This continues, with the winner always playing the waiting player, until one of the players has won two sets in a row. That player is then declared the overall winner. What is the probability that A is the overall winner?
Is this a trick question?
If "evenly matched" then all 3 have same chance....
unless you factor in that C will first play a "tired A or B" !!
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