Ted Hodgson, Maurice Burke
May 2005, Volume 98, Issue 9, Page 586
The variety of strategies that can be used to determine the probability that a player wins a tennis game, given a probability of 60 percent that he or she wins each point. The tennis problem promotes high-level thinking and may serve as an excellent problem context for exploring a variety of mathematical concepts. The article suggests strategies for using the problem in 9-12 classrooms.
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