I figure that this blog's readership doesn't overlap much with that of Deadspin, a sarcastic sports website. So you may not have seen this post regarding a Chicago girl's math assignment.
Story in brief: Charles Tillman, an outstanding player for the Bears,* was making a public appearance. A high school student showed Mr. Tillman her math assignment, which I present [sic]:
The Packers play the Bears 4 times in two seasons. The Packers, being a much better team have an 80% chance of winning each game. What is the probability that the Bears win all four games?
What is the probability that the Bears win at least one game?
My comments: When you're asking a two-part question, phrase it like a two-part question. Stem, separate line, part (a), separate line, part (b). Your Englilsh teacher taught you to avoid run-on sentences... well, don't write run-on physics questions, either. **
Charles Tillman's comments: I quote partially from what Mr. Tillman wrote on the assignment, as documented by Deadspin: This is Charles "Peanut" Tillman of the Chicago Bears... The probability that the Bears would win in my opinion is 100%.
* If you're one of those people who ignores American football: The "Bears," known within the city as Da Bears, are a Chicago-based football team who play their games in a spaceship. The "Packers" are a rival team whose fans wear hats shaped like cheese wedges. Ya know, maybe you ought to stick with the ignoring football.
**And watch your comma usage.