Help with probability and sample space?

In 2002, the first round of the NBA playoffs consisted of a best-of-five playoff series. In a best-of-five series, the series concludes when one of the two teams has won three games, and each game results in a win for one of the two teams. In a best-of-five series involving a hypothetical team, write down the relevant sample space. Explain whether the symmetry definition of probability is appropriate with respect to the outcomes in the sample space.

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  • M3
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    let the 2 teams be A & B. their mention implies a win in a game

    AAA AABA ABAA BAAA AABBA ABABA ABBAA BAABA BABAA BBAAA

    another sequence with B & A interchanged

    if P[A] = P[B] = 1/2, the outcomes will be symmetrical

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