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If the coin is not biased, the answer is 0.375

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What is the probability of flipping a coin twice and getting two heads?

The probability is 25%. The probability of flipping a coin once and getting heads is 50%. In your example, you get heads twice -- over the course of 2 flips. So there are two 50% probabilities that you need to combine to get the probability for getting two heads in two flips. So turn 50% into a decimal --> 0.5 Multiply the two 50% probabilities together --> 0.5 x 0.5 = 0.25. Therefore, 0.25 or 25% is the probability of flipping a coin twice and getting heads both times.


What is the probability of getting heads more than once if you flip a coin three times?

For 3 coin flips: 87% chance of getting heads at least once 25% chance of getting heads twice 13% chance of getting heads all three times




What is the probability of the coin landing heads up twice and tails up one?

What is the chance of it landing on heads twice in a row?



If a coin is flipped twice what is the probability that both will be heads?

The sample space is HH, HT, TH, HH. Since the HH combination can occur once out of four times, the probability that if a coin is flipped twice the probability that both will be heads is 1/4 or 0.25.


What is the probability of getting exactly 3 heads if a fair coin is tossed 8 times?

The probability to get heads once is 1/2 as the coin is fair The probability to get heads twice is 1/2x1/2 The probability to get heads three times is 1/2x1/2x1/2 The probability to get tails once is 1/2 The probability to get tails 5 times is (1/2)5 So the probability to get 3 heads when the coin is tossed 8 times is (1/2)3(1/2)5=(1/2)8 = 1/256 If you read carefully you'll understand that 3 heads and 5 tails has the same probability than any other outcome = 1/256 As the coin is fair, each side has the same probability to appear So the probability to get 3 heads and 5 tails is the same as getting for instance 8 heads or 8 tails or 1 tails and 7 heads, and so on


What is the probability of flipping four coins and getting heads twice?

Well, you have 24 possibilities, and you can get heads 6 ways, so it is 1/4.


What is the probability that exactly two times head are being tossed?

The answer depends on how many times the coin is tossed. The probability is zero if the coin is tossed only once! Making some assumptions and rewording your question as "If I toss a fair coin twice, what is the probability it comes up heads both times" then the probability of it being heads on any given toss is 0.5, and the probability of it being heads on both tosses is 0.5 x 0.5 = 0.25. If you toss it three times and want to know what the probability of it being heads exactly twice is, then the calculation is more complicated, but it comes out to 0.375.


A coin is tossed twice what is the probability that it will show heads both times?

The probability is 0.25.Look at it this way--if you toss a coin twice, there are four equally-probable outcomes:tails, tailstails, headsheads, tailsheads, headsSo the probability of heads twice in a row is one in four, or 25%.the chance of tossing heads is 1/2 (50%) The chance of tossing the next heads is 1/2 (50%) 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4 (25%)


What is the probability of winning by getting more heads when flipping a coin once or flipping a coin twice?

Your question is a bit difficult to understand. I will rephrase it as follows: What is the probability of getting a head if a coin is flipped once? p = 0.5 What is the probability of getting 2 heads if a coin is flipped twice = The possible events are HT, TH, HH, TT amd all are equally likely. So the probability of HH is 0.25. What is the probability of getting at least on head if the coin is flipped twice. Of the possible events listed above, HT, TH and HH would satisfy the condition of one or more heads, so the probability is 3 x 0.25 = 0.75 or 3/4. Also, since the probability of TT is 0.25, and the probability of all events must sum to 1, then we calculate the probability of one or more heads to be 1-0.25 = 0.75


What is the probability of a penny landing on heads?

Simple question, difficult answer. It depends on how many times you want the penny to land on heads. The probability of a penny landing on heads once is 1 in 2. For it to land on heads twice is 1 in 4, for three times it is 1 in 8, and so on and so forth.


What is the probability of landing on heads twice?

The probability of landing on heads each time a fair coin is flipped, is 1/2.Assuming that the question was supposed to be:"What is the probability of landing on heads twice in a row?"To calculate compound probabilities like this, we first have to work out the probability of landing on heads each time, and then multiply these two probabilities to get a compound probability.1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4So the probability of landing on heads twice in a row = 1/4 (for a fair coin)



A coin is tossed 4 times. What is the probability of getting tails 4 times in a row?

The probability to get tails once is 1/2 (for a fair coin) The probability to get tails twice = the probability to get it once x the probability to get it a second time The probability to get tails 4 times in a row is (1/2)4=1/16 The probability to get tails n times in a row is (1/2)n=1/2n The same thing is also true for heads (same probability: 1/2 each time)


What is the probability of getting tails twice in a row?

The probability of tossing a coin twice and getting tails both times is 1 in 4, or 25%. If you have already tossed a coin and had it land on tails, the probability that it will land on tails again the next time you toss it is 50%.


What is the probability of tossing a coin 25 times and it landing on heads twice?

75 over 2^23 (2 times itself 23 times, 2x2x2x2x2 etc...)



What is the probability of flipping a coin twenty times and only getting heads twice?

20!/(18!*2!) * (1/2)^20 = 190/1048576 = 0.000181198... So less than 1 in 5000.


What are the odds in favor of getting 2 heads when a coin is tossed twice?

One in four. 1:4. The probability of getting heads when a fair coin is tossed is: P(H) = 1/2. The probability of getting heads on a second toss is: P(H) = 1/2, this result is independent of the result of the first toss. The probability of having both events happen (heads on the first and heads on the second toss) is: P(H1UH2) = (1/2)∙(1/2) = 1/4 = 0.25 = 0.25%


What is the probability of a coin landing on heads twice when it is flipped 3 times?

Your question is slightly vague, so I will pose a more defined question: What is the probability of 3 coin tosses resulting in heads exactly twice? This is a pretty easy question to answer. The three possible (winning) outcomes are: 1. Heads, Heads, Tails. 2. Heads, Tails, Heads. 3. Tails, Heads, Heads. If we look at the possible combination of other (losing) outcomes, we can easily determine the probability: 4. Heads, Heads, Heads. 5. Tails, Tails, Heads. 6. Tails, Heads, Tails. 7. Heads, Tails, Tails. 8. Tails, Tails, Tails. This means that to throw heads twice in 3 flips, we have a 3 in 8 chance. This is because there are 3 winning possibilities out of a total of 8 winning and losing possibilities.




What is the probability of flipping 25 heads in a row?

The best way to think about this is the following way: What is the probability of flipping heads once? 1/2 What is the probability of flipping heads twice? 1/4 (1/2 * 1/2) Using this we can derive the equation to find the probability of flipping heads any number of times. 1/2n Using this we plug in 25 for n and get 1/225 or as a decimal 2.98023224 x 10-8 or as odds 1:33,554,432


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