Assume that the length of a typical televised baseball game, including all the TV timeouts, is normally distributed with a meanof 2.45 hours and standard deviationof 0.37 hour. Consider a televised baseball game that begins at 2:00 in the afternoon. The next scheduled program broadcast starts at 5:00.
a. What is the probabilitythat the game will cut into the next show (go past 5:00)?
b. If the game is over before 4:30, another half-hour show can be inserted into the 4:30-5:00 slot. What is the probability of this occurring?
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This tutorial determines the probability that a televised baseball game will cut into the time slot of a television show.