# SOLUTION: Selena and Tracey play on a softball team. Selena has 8 hits out of 20 times at bat, and Tracey has 6 hits out of 16 times at bat. Based on their past performance, what is the pr

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 Question 22688: Selena and Tracey play on a softball team. Selena has 8 hits out of 20 times at bat, and Tracey has 6 hits out of 16 times at bat. Based on their past performance, what is the probability that both girls will get a hit next time at bat?Answer by stanbon(57984)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Based on the data you have P(Selena gets a hit)=8/20 and P(Tracey gets a hit) = 6/16 Since their hitting is independent (meaning that Tracey does or doesn't get a hit simply because Selena does or doesn't get a hit) you should multiply their respective probabilities to get the probability they will both get a hit at their next time at bat. Answer [(8/20)(6/16)] Cheers, Stan H.