Captain Jessica has a ship, the H.M.S. Khan. The ship is two furlongs from the dread pirate Michael and his merciless band of thieves.
The Captain has probability start fraction, 1, divided by, 2, end fraction of hitting the pirate ship. The pirate only has one good eye, so he hits the Captain's ship with probability start fraction, 1, divided by, 6, end fraction.
If both fire their cannons at the same time, what is the probability that both the pirate and the Captain hit each other's ships?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12, space, p, i or 2, slash, 3, space, p, i
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