What is the chance of it landing on heads twice in a row?
What about three times?
landing on heads
Your question is slightly vague, so I will pose a more defined question: What is the probability of 3 coin tosses resulting in heads exactly twice? This is a pretty easy question to answer. The three possible (winning) outcomes are: 1. Heads, Heads, Tails. 2. Heads, Tails, Heads. 3. Tails, Heads, Heads. If we look at the possible combination of other (losing) outcomes, we can easily determine the probability: 4. Heads, Heads, Heads. 5. Tails, Tails, Heads. 6. Tails, Heads, Tails. 7. Heads, Tails, Tails. 8. Tails, Tails, Tails. This means that to throw heads twice in 3 flips, we have a 3 in 8 chance. This is because there are 3 winning possibilities out of a total of 8 winning and losing possibilities.
4C2(1/2)4 = 6/16 = 3/8
The probability of landing on heads each time a fair coin is flipped, is 1/2.Assuming that the question was supposed to be:"What is the probability of landing on heads twice in a row?"To calculate compound probabilities like this, we first have to work out the probability of landing on heads each time, and then multiply these two probabilities to get a compound probability.1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4So the probability of landing on heads twice in a row = 1/4 (for a fair coin)
The probability is 0.25.Look at it this way--if you toss a coin twice, there are four equally-probable outcomes:tails, tailstails, headsheads, tailsheads, headsSo the probability of heads twice in a row is one in four, or 25%.the chance of tossing heads is 1/2 (50%) The chance of tossing the next heads is 1/2 (50%) 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4 (25%)
Simple question, difficult answer. It depends on how many times you want the penny to land on heads. The probability of a penny landing on heads once is 1 in 2. For it to land on heads twice is 1 in 4, for three times it is 1 in 8, and so on and so forth.
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 answer is 1/2 , assuming the coin is fair.
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 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%.
The probability is 3/8.
75 over 2^23 (2 times itself 23 times, 2x2x2x2x2 etc...)
The probability of this is 50%. 2/4
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 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 --> 0.5 Multiply the two 50% probabilities together --> 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.
The sample space is HH, HT, TH, HH. Since the HH combination can occur once out of four times, the probability that if a coin is flipped twice the probability that both will be heads is 1/4 or 0.25.
Since the chance of lanind on either heads or tails in 50% or 1/2 every time the coin is flipped, all you have to do is multiply 1/2 x 1/2 because you are flipping twice. That is, 1/2 chance you will get heads the first time, and then 1/2 you will tails the next time. The chances never change on a coin. So your answer is 1/4 or 25% chance of that even occuring.
the only combination which does not produce heads at least once it tails twice. the odds of getting tails twice is 0.5*0.5=0.25 so the odds for getting heads at least once is 1-0.25=0.75 or 75% or 3/4.
The probability of getting two tails when tossing a coin is zero, because the coin can only have one result. If, one the other hand, you toss the coin twice, then the probability of getting two tails is 0.25, i.e. the probability of one tail, 0.5, squared.
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... .
There is a fifty percent chance of the coin landing on "heads" each time it is flipped.However, flipping a coin 20 times virtually guarantees that it will land on "heads" at least once in that twenty times. (99.9999046325684 percent chance)You can see this by considering two coin flips. Here are the possibilities:Heads, heads.Heads, tails.Tails, tails.Tails, heads.You will note in the tossing of the coin twice that while each flip is fifty/fifty, that for the two flip series, there are three ways that it has heads come up at least once, and only one way in which heads does not come up.In other words, while it is a fifty percent chance for heads each time, it is a seventy five percent chance of seeing it be heads once if you are flipping twice.If you wish to know the odds of it not being heads in a twenty time flip, you would multiply .5 times .5 times .5...twenty times total. Or .5 to the twentieth power.That works out to a 99.9999046325684 percent chance of it coming up heads at least once in the twenty times of it being flipped.
Well, you have 24 possibilities, and you can get heads 6 ways, so it is 1/4.
The answer depends on how many times the coin is tossed. The probability is zero if the coin is tossed only once! Making some assumptions and rewording your question as "If I toss a fair coin twice, what is the probability it comes up heads both times" then the probability of it being heads on any given toss is 0.5, and the probability of it being heads on both tosses is 0.5 x 0.5 = 0.25. If you toss it three times and want to know what the probability of it being heads exactly twice is, then the calculation is more complicated, but it comes out to 0.375.
If the coin is not biased, the answer is 0.375
Your question is a bit difficult to understand. I will rephrase it as follows: What is the probability of getting a head if a coin is flipped once? p = 0.5 What is the probability of getting 2 heads if a coin is flipped twice = The possible events are HT, TH, HH, TT amd all are equally likely. So the probability of HH is 0.25. What is the probability of getting at least on head if the coin is flipped twice. Of the possible events listed above, HT, TH and HH would satisfy the condition of one or more heads, so the probability is 3 x 0.25 = 0.75 or 3/4. Also, since the probability of TT is 0.25, and the probability of all events must sum to 1, then we calculate the probability of one or more heads to be 1-0.25 = 0.75
.5 or 50% probability (if not counting draws)