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# What is the probability of getting three tails and a head when a coin is tossed four times?

The probability is 1/4

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Since the probability of getting tails is 50% or 0.5, the probability of three tails would be 0.5*0.5*0.5=0.125 or 12.5 %

The probability of the coin coming up heads each time is 1/8; likewise for 3 tails. The probability of getting 2 heads and 1 tail (in any order) or 2 tails and 1 head, is 3/8. There are lots of other events whose probability can be calculated when a coin is tossed 3 times, but the question doesn't specify what event is to have its probability calculated.

The probability of getting zero tails is 1/2. The probability of getting zero tails twice in a row is 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4. The probability of getting zero tails three times in a row is 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/8, etc... .

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

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.

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

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

Probability of tails on each toss = 1/2Probability of tails on 3 consecutive tosses = (1/2) x (1/2) x (1/2) = 1/8Probability of NOT 3 consecutive tails = (1) minus (probability of 3 consecutive tails) = 7/8 = 87.5%

The probability of getting a head first time is one out of two, or a half. The probability of getting a head the next time is still one out of two, so the combined probability is one quarter. Similarly, one eighth is the probability of getting three in a row; but the pattern does not end there, the probability of getting a tails the next time is STILL one in two, so that is a one in sixteen chance of that run, the probability of the entire sequence is therefore one in thirty-two.

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 probability of getting all heads if you flip a coin three times is: P(HHH) = 1/2 &#8729; 1/2 &#8729; 1/2 = 1/8. The probability of getting all tails if you flip a coin three times is: P(TTT) = 1/2 &#8729; 1/2 &#8729; 1/2 = 1/8. The probability of getting all heads or all tails if you flip a coin three times is: P(HHH or TTT) = P(HHH) + P(TTT) = 2/8 = 1/4.

The answer I'm editing says the odds are 1 in 8. This is true only if you actually mean the probability of getting 3 tails in a row, rather than just 3 of either heads or tails in a row. In mentioned case, the first flip doesn't matter which side it lands on, just the proceeding two flips do. So, the odds of flipping a coin three times with the same outcome are 1 in 2^2 or 1 in 4. The odds of flipping three tails in a row are 1 in 2^3 or 1 in 8.

Out of the 16 possible outcomes for a coin tossed four times, 4 of them result in 3 Tails &amp; 1 Head. They are: TTTH, TTHT, THTT, and HTTT.

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.

Each flip can come up in either one of 2 ways. So the number of different historiesof three flips is 2 x 2 x 2 = 8 .One tails can come up in 3 ways in 3 flips: (H H T, H T H, or T H H).Probability of one tails is 3/8 = 37.5% .Two tails can happen in 3 ways in 3 flips: (H T T, T T H, or T H T).Probability of two tails is 3/8 = 37.5% .Three tails can only happen one way in 3 flips: T T T.Probability of three tails = 1/8 = 12.5% .No tails can only happen one way in 3 flips: H H H.Probability of no tails = 1/8 = 12.5% .The probability of any tails (1 or 2 or 3) is 7/8 = 87.5% .The probability of 2 or 3 tails is 4/8 = 50% .The probability of 1 or 3 tails is 4/8 = 50% .The probability of no tails or any tails is 8/8 = 100% .

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.

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.

3/8, or 37.5%There are eight possible sequences that can emerge from three coin tosses. Three have heads twice and tails once. Three have the opposite, two tails and one heads. The remaining possibilities are all heads or all tails.H H TH T HT H HT T HT H TH T TH H HT T T

The chance for each toss is 1/2. The chance of all three flips being tails is 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 = 1/8. So the probability of at least one head is 7/8.

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