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# What is the probability in percent that a single coin toss will result in heads and tails?

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The probability is 0%. The result will be heads or it will be tails but it cannot be heads and tails.

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It is 100%. The coin will result in heads or tails since there are no other possible outcomes.

The probability of flipping Heads on a coin is 1 - a certainty - if the coin is flipped often enough. On a single toss of a fair coin the probability is 1/2.

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

The term "theoretical probability" is used in contrast to the term "experimental probability" to describe what the result of some trial or event should be based on math, versus what it actually is, based on running a simulation or actually performing the task. For example, the theoretical probability that a single standard coin flip results in heads is 1/2. The experimental probability in a single flip would be 1 if it returned heads, or 0 if it returned tails, since the experimental probability only counts what actually happened.

The probability that a coin will result in heads in any one toss is 1/2. If you toss the coin three times, the probability that the coin will turn up heads each time is 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 or 1/8, which is 12.5%.

If you know that two of the four are already heads, then all you need to find isthe probability of exactly one heads in the last two flips.Number of possible outcomes of one flip of one coin = 2Number of possible outcomes in two flips = 4Number of the four outcomes that include a single heads = 2.Probability of a single heads in the last two flips = 2/4 = 50%.

The probability of a heads is 1/2. The expected value of independent events is the number of runs times the probability of the desired result. So: 100*(1/2) = 50 heads

The probability of flipping a heads is 1/2 and the probability of rolling a 6 is 1/6. By the laws of probability it would be logical to multiply them together, (1/2)(1/6) thus the answer being 1/12 with is roughly eight percent.

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)&#8729;(1/2) = 1/4 = 0.25 = 0.25%

The probability of the coin flip being heads or tails is 100%.

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 mathematical probability of getting heads is 0.5. 70 heads out of 100 tosses represents a probability of 0.7 which is 40% larger.

The probability is 0.09766%.Each toss has a &frac12; chance to be heads. To combine probabilities use multiply them. So the probability to get two heads out of two tosses is &frac12; * &frac12;, and three heads out of three tosses is &frac12; * &frac12; * &frac12;. So the exact answer is 0.5^10

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 probability of one event or the other occurring is the probability of one plus the probability of the other. The probability of getting 3 heads is the probability of 3 heads (1/23) multiplied by the probability of 4 tails (1/24) multiplied by the number of possible ways this could happen. This is 7c3 or 35. Thus the probability of 3 heads is 0.2734375. The probability of 2 tails is the probability of 2 tails (1/22) multiplied by the probability of 5 heads (1/25) multiplied by the number of ways this could happen. That is 7c5 or 21. Thus the probability of 2 tails is 0.1640625 The probability of one or the other is the sum of their probabilities: 0.1640625 + 0.2734375 = 0.4375 Thus the probability of getting 3 heads or 2 tails is 0.4375.

Each independent trial has a 1/2 probability that a heads will result. So for a sequence of 4 heads you have 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/16

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