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The NBA championship is won by the first team that wins 4 games in a best of seven series. Given two evenly matched teams, what is the probability that the team that has won three of the first four games will win the championship?

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The probability that the other team wins all 3 remaining games is $1-$ the probability you are looking for.

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  • $\begingroup$ Could you please clarify? $\endgroup$ Mar 9, 2014 at 2:25
  • $\begingroup$ In order to win, the other team has to win all 3 remaining games. I don't think I can clarify much more. $\endgroup$
    – mookid
    Mar 9, 2014 at 2:29

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