Math and Arithmetic
Statistics
Probability

# What is the probability of getting 2 heads when you toss three coins?

###### Wiki User

If you mean 'at least' 2 heads, the probability is 50%. If you mean exactly 2,

the probability is 3/8, or 37.5%.

There are 3 independent coin tosses, each of which is equally likely to come up

heads or tails. That's a total of 2 * 2 * 2 or 8 possible outcomes (HHH, HHT, HTH,

etc.). Of these, 4 include 2 or 3 heads, which is half of 8. Only 3 include exactly 2

heads, so the probability of that is 3/8.

๐
0
๐คจ
0
๐ฎ
0
๐
0

## Related Questions

The opposite of getting at most two heads is getting three heads. The probability of getting three heads is (1/2)^2, which is 1/8. The probability of getting at most two heads is then 1 - 1/8 which is 7/8.

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 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.

Number of possible outcomes with 4 coins = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16.Number of successes = 2. (Three heads or four heads)Probaility of success = 2/16 = 1/8 = 12.5 percent

Each toss has a 1/2 probability of getting heads. Each toss is an independent event. So three heads in a row (heads AND heads AND heads) would have a probability of:1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 = (1/2)^3 = 1/(2^3) = 1/8 = 12.5%

The probability of flipping one coin and getting tails is 1/2. In order to find the probability of multiple events occurring, you find the product of all the events. For 3 coins the probability of getting tails 3 times is 1/8 because .5 x .5 x .5 = .125 or 1/8.

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

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 *

the probability of getting heads-heads-heads if you toss a coin three times is 1 out of 9.

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.

There are 8 permutations of flipping a coin 3 times, or of flipping 3 coins one time. They are, with the permutations of two heads bolded...TTTTTHTHTTHHHTTHTHHHTHHH... thus, the probability of flipping a coin 3 times and getting 2 heads is 3 in 8, or 0.375.

When we toss a coin getting head or tail have equal probability of 50% - that is, out of the two possible outcomes getting the specified one becomes 1/2 probability. When we toss three coins, the probability of getting all the coins showing tails is given by (1/2) * (1/2) * (1/2) equal to 1/8 or 12.5 % chance. Alikban

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.

With 4 coins you have 24 (16) possibilities. If we wanted a specific coin to land 'tails' while the others landed 'heads' we would have one possibilty out of 16. Since we don't care which of the coins lands 'tails,' we have four chances in 16 or a 25 percent chance.

This is a problem concerning binomial probability distribution. If you have three coins, each one can land heads or tails. (We will ignore the remote chance that a coin will land on its edge.) Each coin has an equal probability of landing heads or tails. In other words, each coin has two possible states. Since there are three coins, there are 2 x 3 = 6 possible states. We can easily see what they are with a table: HHH HHT HTH HTT THH THT TTH TTT Three of those possible eight states contain two and only two heads. So the probability of throwing any of those three states is three in eight, or 3/8 = 0.375.

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.

There are four outcomes possible (not considering order)HHHHHTHTTTTTOnly in two of the cases are there two or more headsThe probability is 0.5

The probability of flipping three tails with three coins is (1 in 2)3 or 1 in 8 or 0.125.