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(1/2)*(1/2)*(1/2)*(1/2)*(1/2)*(1/2) = 1/26 = 1/64

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

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


If a coin is tossed 3 times what is the probability of 3 heads?

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What is the probabilty that a coin will land on heads if flipped 8 times?

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