Suppose an NBA basketball player shooting an uncontested 2-point shot will make the basket with probability 0.6. How- ever, if


Suppose an NBA basketball player shooting an uncontested 2-point shot will make the basket with probability 0.6. How- ever, if you foul t he shooter, t he shot ‘vill be missed, but t’vo free thro, vs will be a’varded. Each free thro’v is an independent Bernoulli trial ‘vith success probability p. Based on the expected number of points the shooter ‘vill score, for what values of p may it be desirable to foul the shooter?


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