Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Single Serving

In Olympic tennis during the summer games the court is split up into five rectangles on each side. In singles tennis the ball is allowed to be played in three of the five rectangles. In doubles tennis the ball can be played in any five of the rectangles. A serve is the first hit ball of the point being played. The ball that is served is only allowed to bounce in one of the two rectangles below the service line.

What is the probablity that the ball will bounce in the appropriate square off the serve in singles tennis game?

Turn your thinking into a fraction. Is the fraction the same in a doubles tennis game?

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