Question: In the National Basketball Association the top free throw shooters

In the National Basketball Association, the top free throw shooters usually have probability of about 0.90 of making any given free throw.
a. During a game, one such player (Dolph Schayes) shot 10 free throws. Let X = number of free throws made. What must you assume in order for X to have a binomial distribution? (Studies have shown that such assumptions are well satisfied for this sport.)
b. Specify the values of n and p for the binomial distribution of X in part a.
c. Find the probability that he made (i) all 10 free throws and (ii) 9 free throws.

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