# Law of total probability with basketball players and uncertainty

Suppose you have a player from team A and a player from team B. You know that one of them has a 60% chance to make a shot and other has 40% chance to make a shot, but you are not sure which is which.

Suppose you choose 1 of the 2 players to shoot, how would you go about calculating his probability of missing.

My train of thought was that I could calculate it using law of total probability, but I got stuck along the way.

let $$G$$ = event that player is the better of the two

My equation was

$$P(miss) = P(miss | G) * P(G) + (miss | \overline G) * P (\overline G)$$, but I was unsure of how to find $$P(G)$$

Alternatively, I thought maybe you could just average out the two chances and it would end up being 50/50, but that seemed off the mark.

Is there a better way of going about solving this or did I just miss something along the way?

Thanks

Your initial approach seems to be correct. If the question does not tell you anything about how you choose the player, you can assume that both players have equal probability of being chosen, i.e. $$P(G)=P(\overline G)=\frac{1}{2}$$. Now the answer should be easy to obtain.