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# What does it mean to say that the chances of getting a head when a coin is tossed are one-half?

It means that if the coin were tossed an infinite number of times,

half of the tosses would come up heads and half would be tails.

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## Related Questions

The odds that a tossed coin will land tails side down remain one in two no matter how many times the coin has previously been tossed.

The probability of getting two tails in the first two is 1/4. And it does not matter how many more times the coins are tossed after the first two tosses.

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.

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.

the probability of getting one head and one tail on three flips of a coin is 1/9

Since a coin has two sides and it was tossed 5 times, there are 32 possible combinations of results. The probability of getting heads three times in 5 tries is 10/32. This is 5/16.

If a fair coin is tossed 5 times, the probability of getting 5 heads is:P(H,H,H,H,H) = (1/2)5 = 1/32 = 0.03125 = 3.125% &acirc;&permil;&circ; 3.1%

Every time a coin is tossed there is a 50 / 50 chances of it coming up heads. There is no rule that says tossing it 100 or 6 times will change this.

If a coin is tossed 15 times there are 215 or 32768 possible outcomes.

There is 24 or 16 outcomes. There is 4 ways to get heads once (HTTT &amp; THTT &amp; TTHT &amp; TTTH). So, the probability of getting heads only once if a fair coin is tossed 4 times is 4/16 or 1/4.

What about it? This is a incomplete question.

0.5, 1/2, 50% The probability for heads versus tails does not change based on the amount of times the coin is tossed. It will always be a 50% chance.

you have 63 chances out of 64. i once witnessed a coin being tossed seven times and giving up 7 consecutive heads. we never tried it an eighth time, 7 heads and you had to go to the bar.

Since the coin only has two sides, the probability of getting either heads or tails in any one toss is 1 in 2, or 50%. 50 precent chance. Everytime you toss it, 50 percent.

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%. 