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# What is the probability of getting three tails if you flip a coin three times?

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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 %

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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 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 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%.

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The probability of tossing a coin 5 times and getting all tails is:P(TTTTT) = (1/2)5 = 0.03125 &asymp; 3.13%

The probability to get tails once is 1/2 (for a fair coin) The probability to get tails twice = the probability to get it once x the probability to get it a second time The probability to get tails 4 times in a row is (1/2)4=1/16 The probability to get tails n times in a row is (1/2)n=1/2n The same thing is also true for heads (same probability: 1/2 each time)

The probability of getting exactly seven tails if you flip a coin eight times is: P(7T1H) = 8&#8729;(1/2)8 =0.03125 &asymp; 3.1%

25% or 0.25 Probability of one tail is 0.50. Since two tails are independent events, the probability is 0.5 x 0.5 = 0.25

The probability of each coin flip, independently, is 0.5 or 50%. The probability of getting one result (either heads or tails) four times in a row is 0.5 to the fourth power or 0.0625, which equals 6.25%

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 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.

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

only about 75% because very often it is not equal The probability of 3 heads and 3 tails is 0.3125

The probability of Tails on the first toss is 1/2.The probability of Tails on the second toss is 1/2.The probability of Tails on the third toss is 1/2.The probability of Tails on the fourth toss is 1/2.The probability of Tails on the fifth toss is 1/2.The probability of Tails on the sixth toss is 1/2.The probability of Tails on the seventh toss is 1/2.The probability of all of them is (0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5) = (0.5)7 = 0.0078125= 0.78125 %

The probability of getting tails in any one flip is 1/2, so 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/16, or 6.25%

The probability of Tails on the first toss is 0.5 .The probability of Tails on the second toss is 0.5 .The probability of Tails on the third toss is 0.5 .The probability of Tails on the fourth toss is 0.5 .The probability of all four is (0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5) = 0.0625 = 6.25%

The probability of getting an even sum on two dice is 18 in 36 or 1 in 2 or 0.5. The probability of doing that three times in a row is 0.53 or 0.125.

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.

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% .

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