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# What is the probability of getting heads on all 3 times if flips coin 4 times?

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If a coin is flipped 4 times, the probability of getting 3 heads is:

4C3 (1/2)^3 (1/2)^1 = 4(1/8)(1/2) = 4/16 = 1/4

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## Related Questions 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 The probability is 25%. The probability of flipping a coin once and getting heads is 50%. In your example, you get heads twice -- over the course of 2 flips. So there are two 50% probabilities that you need to combine to get the probability for getting two heads in two flips. So turn 50% into a decimal --&gt; 0.5 Multiply the two 50% probabilities together --&gt; 0.5 x 0.5 = 0.25. Therefore, 0.25 or 25% is the probability of flipping a coin twice and getting heads both times. If it is a fair coin, the probability of getting at least one Head from 3 flips is 7/8If it is a fair coin, the probability of getting at least one Head from 3 flips is 7/8If it is a fair coin, the probability of getting at least one Head from 3 flips is 7/8If it is a fair coin, the probability of getting at least one Head from 3 flips is 7/8 The probability of flipping a coin 3 times and getting 3 heads is 1/2 As the question is "what is the probability of getting at least one head" the correct way to answer this is to ask what is the probability of not getting any heads and then subtract this from 1.The probability of not getting a head in 4 flips = 0.54 (i.e. 0.5 * 0.5 * 0.5 * 0.5) = 1/16.Therefore the probability of getting at least one head is 1 - 1/16 = 15/16.  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 getting 3 or more heads in a row, one or more times is 520/1024 = 0.508 Of these, the probability of getting exactly 3 heads in a row, exactly once is 244/1024 = 0.238 The correct answer is 1/2. The first two flips do not affect the likelihood that the third flip will be heads (that is, the coin has no "memory" of the previous flips). If you flipped it 100 times and it came up heads each time, the probability of heads on the 101st try would still be 1/2. (Although, if you flipped it 100 times and it came up heads all 100 times - the odds of which are 2^100, or roughly 1 in 1,267,650,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 - you should begin to wonder about whether it's a fair coin!). If you were instead asking "What is the probability of flipping a coin three times and having it land on "heads" all three times, then the answer is 1/8. the probability of getting heads-heads-heads if you toss a coin three times is 1 out of 9. You still still have a 1:2 chance of getting heads regardless of the times you flip. 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 of a fair coin to land head is 1/2. Since for 4 flips it must land heads each time, the probability of 4 heads is 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 = 1/16. the probability of getting one head and one tail on three flips of a coin is 1/9  The probability of getting all heads or all tails in 5 flips of a coin is 1 in 16.The probability of getting a head or a tail on the first flip is 1 in 1. The probability of each of the following coins matching the first coin is 1 in 2. Simply multiply the five probabilities (1 in 1) (1 in 2) (1 in 2) (1 in 2) (1 in 2) and you get 1 in 16.It is true that the probability of getting all heads is 1 in 32, and the probability of getting all tails is also 1 in 32. Since the question asked the probability of both cases (all heads or all tails), the answer is 1 in 16. The probability of flipping a fair coin four times and getting four heads is 1 in 16, or 0.0625. That is simply the probability of one head (0.5) raised to the power of 4. Answer this Question : Probability of getting 10 heads in a row is(1/2)^10 = 1/1024 = 0.000976 or 0.098 % The probability of getting a head is 1/2 and if you toss it 4 times, the probability of 4 heads is (1/2)^4=1/16 since the tosses are independent events.  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% 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. The probability to get heads once is 1/2 as the coin is fair The probability to get heads twice is 1/2x1/2 The probability to get heads three times is 1/2x1/2x1/2 The probability to get tails once is 1/2 The probability to get tails 5 times is (1/2)5 So the probability to get 3 heads when the coin is tossed 8 times is (1/2)3(1/2)5=(1/2)8 = 1/256 If you read carefully you'll understand that 3 heads and 5 tails has the same probability than any other outcome = 1/256 As the coin is fair, each side has the same probability to appear So the probability to get 3 heads and 5 tails is the same as getting for instance 8 heads or 8 tails or 1 tails and 7 heads, and so on  On a fair 50-50 coin, the chance of you getting heads 3 times in a row is .5 * .5 * .5 which is 12.5% Getting exactly 3 heads out of any number of coin flips involves: (Number of Flips!/ [6 * (N-3)!]) * (.5^3)* (.5^(n-3))

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