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If you toss a coin 50 times what will it land on?


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Answered 2010-02-07 21:22:09

Probably on the floor at least once.

It's possible for the results to be anything between 50 heads and 50 tails.

The most probable result ... if the coin is honest, fair, and balanced, like Fox News #@%$&#*&@ ...

is 25 heads and 25 tails.

There is no way to predict exactly what the result will be. If it were possible to know in advance,

then coin-tosses could not be used to gamble or to decide the answer to a question.


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No, when you toss a coin there is a 50 percent chance it will land heads up.

The chances if someone winning a coin toss are 50/50. Depending on which side of the coin one chooses such as head, when the coin is tossed there is a 50 percent chance that the coin will land on either heads or tails.

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Each coin toss has a 50/50 chance of being heads. No matter how many times, because each coin toss is a new event. There is no relation between what the results were between any 2 tosses.

Any coin toss is always a 50:50 percent chance. It is impossible to guess who will the toss.

If it is a fair coin, the probability is exactly 50%. The coin has no memory of what it did in the last flip. ■

There is a 50% chance that it will land on heads each toss. You need to clarify the question: do you mean what is the probability that it will land on heads at least once, exactly once, all five times?

When you toss or flip a coin it's a 50/50 chance of it landing heads or tails up, so the phrase coin toss is used to describe a situation that can go either way.

50% It doesn't matter if you toss it 1 time or a million times. You address each toss as a probability on its own. Just the same as any old toss: 1/2

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%.

The question does not say which event the probability is required for!

Each coin toss is either a head or tail. The tosses done before have no impact on the toss going on. There are always (mathematical speaking) a 50-50 chance of head or tail. If you had 100 tails in a row doesn't matter. It's still 50-50. The prob. of head in 6th (or 57th or whatever) toss is 50%.

The odds of each coin toss are 50-50. The coin has no memory; there is no record of what the last four tosses are. EVERY toss is at 50-50 odds.

30 times because it landed on heads 20 times, but he flipped the coin 50 times. 20+30=50.

There are two answers to this question. If it can only land on heads or tails up, then there is a 50% chance ( or half a chance) it will land heads up, but that's not necessarily true. But, if it can land on heads, tails, or sides, then there is a 16% chance it will land tails up.

If it is a fair coin then 50/50 or 1 chance in 2. The coin has no memory of the tosses that went before.

It's 50/50 with an honest coin except for the Kennedy half dollar.

An independent event is one that does not affect the probability of another event. An example might be two coin tosses. No matter what the first coin toss is, the second coin toss is still a 50:50 proposition.

The number of times a coin is tossed does not alter the probability of getting heads, which is 50% in every case, as long as the coin has not been rigged (i.e., a double-headed coin, a weighted coin) to alter the result.

If you are talking about the toss of a coin, the probability for a head coming up on the fourth toss is identical to the probability of a head coming up on the first toss, or the 17th or the 9,437th: Exactly 50/50.

1/2, or 50% since you are only asking what the probability of the last outcome is.

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