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There are four outcomes possible (not considering order)

  • HHH
  • HHT
  • HTT
  • TTT
Only in two of the cases are there two or more heads
The probability is 0.5
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If both tosses are fair, the probability of that outcome is one in four.


The probability of the first coin landing heads is half (or 1/2). Similarly, the probability of the second and third coins landing heads are also 1/2 in each case. Therefore, the probability of having three heads is: (1/2)(1/2)(1/2) = (1/8)


The probability that both coins are heads is the probability of one coin landing heads multiplied by the probability of the second coin landing heads: (.5) * (.5) = .25 or (1/2) * (1/2) = 1/4



The probability of tossing two heads in two coins is 0.25.


The probability of flipping three heads when flipping three coins is 1 in 8, or 0.125. It does not matter if the coins are flipped sequentially or simultaneously, because they are independent events.


The probability of something NOT happening is the complement of the probability of something happening. Since the probability that you DO have 3 heads is 1/8 (that is, 1/2 cubed), the complement is 1 - 1/8 = 7/8.


An outcome is what actually happens, while the probability of that outcome is how likely that particular thing is to happen. Say I was flipping a coin. The probability of the outcome of heads is 1/2 because there are 2 possible outcomes and heads is only 1 of them. Then when I flip the coin, it lands on tails. The outcome is tails.



lets get some facts odds of head on 1 coin 50% or evens odds of no head 50% or evens the possible results vary from 1 coin to 2 coins. 1 coin has 2 results heads or tails 2 coins have 4 results. heads heads, tails tails, tails heads, heads tails. each outcome has a probability of 25%. for the question we remove the heads and tail probability and we have 2 outcomes with heads and one without. so 2 to 1 chance or 33.3333 recuring chance.



well since the coins have two sides,there is a 50% chance of it landing on heads


There are 8 permutations of three coins. Of these, 3 of them have two heads, so the probability of tossing two heads on three coins is 3 in 8, or 0.375. However, you said, "at least", so that includes the case of three heads, so the probability of throwing at least two heads is 4 in 8, or 0.5. T T T T T H T H T T H H * H T T H T H * H H T * H H H *



There are 8 possible outcomes when a coin is tossed 3 times. Here they are:1. Heads, Heads, Tails.2. Heads, Tails, Heads.3. Tails, Heads, Heads.4. Heads, Heads, Heads.5. Tails, Tails, Heads.6. Tails, Heads, Tails.7. Heads, Tails, Tails.8. Tails, Tails, Tails.There is only one outcome that is heads, heads, heads, so the probability of three heads coming up in three coin tosses is 1 in 8 or 0.125 for that probability.



Possibilities: HHH, HHT, HTH, THH, HTT, THT, TTH, TTT. There are 3 chances out of 8 that there will be two heads and one more that there will be AT LEAST two heads.


Coins do not have numbers, there is only the probability of heads or tails.


The probability that exactly one will land heads up is 0.15625


you toss 3 coins what is the probability that you get exactly 2 heads given that you get at least one head?


The probability is always 50/50 even if you flipped 100 or 1000000 coins.



The sample space is 23 or 8; which can be listed out as: HHH, HHT, HTH, HTT, THH, THT, TTH, TTT. There are 2 of the 8 that have exactly 2 heads; so the probability of exactly two coins landing on heads is 2/8 or 1/4.


Because you are thinking permutations rather than combinations. There are four permutations of two coins, but there are only three combinations, because it does not matter which coin is heads and which coin is tails. As a result, the combination of heads and tails has a 0.5 probability, while two heads or two tails each have a 0.25 probability.


The number of total outcomes on 3 tosses for a coin is 2 3, or 8. Since only 1 outcome is H, H, H, the probability of heads on three consecutive tosses of a coin is 1/8.



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