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# What is the probability that you get 2 heads and 3 tails after flipping a coin 5 times?

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It is 10/32 = 5/16

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None, since that would imply that in 18 cases the coin did not show heads or tails!

The probability of flipping a coin 3 times and getting 3 heads is 1/2

Every time you flip a coin it has a 50% chance of heads and a 50% chance of tails. Flipping a coin multiple times does not change that. Therefore the answer is 50%

Experimental probability is calculated by taking the data produced from a performed experiment and calculating probability from that data. An example would be flipping a coin. The theoretical probability of landing on heads is 50%, .5 or 1/2, as is the theoretical probability of landing on tails. If during an experiment, however, a coin is flipped 100 times and lands on heads 60 times and tails 40 times, the experimental probability for this experiment for landing on heads is 60%, .6 or 6/10. The experimental probability of landing on tails would be 40%, .4, or 6/10.

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.

There are 8 permutations of flipping a coin 3 times, or of flipping 3 coins one time. They are, with the permutations of two heads bolded...TTTTTHTHTTHHHTTHTHHHTHHH... thus, the probability of flipping a coin 3 times and getting 2 heads is 3 in 8, or 0.375.

The best way to think about this is the following way: What is the probability of flipping heads once? 1/2 What is the probability of flipping heads twice? 1/4 (1/2 * 1/2) Using this we can derive the equation to find the probability of flipping heads any number of times. 1/2n Using this we plug in 25 for n and get 1/225 or as a decimal 2.98023224 x 10-8 or as odds 1:33,554,432

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

We have no way of knowing the probability of any given person flipping any given coin at any given time. But for any two flips of an honest coin, the probability that both are tails is 25% . (1/4, or 3 to 1 against)

You still still have a 1:2 chance of getting heads regardless of the times you flip.

The probability of heads is 0.5 each time.The probability of four times is (0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5) = 0.0625 = 1/16 = 6.25% .

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

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.

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 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%)

50%. there are only 2 choices heads or tails and that doesn't change no matter how many times you flip the coin

The law of numbers is based on the actual outcome of any given event when randomness is eliminated. The law of numbers simply put, states that the result will always be the result. It is different than the outdated concepts of averages or probability because it is not a guess. A good example is flipping a coin. Probability is 50/50 that the coin will land on heads or tails. If the coin is flipped 10 times, users of averages or probability will say that the coin will land on heads 5 times and tails 5 times. After flipping the coin 10 times it landed on heads 6 times and tails 4 times. The law of numbers states the coin will land on heads 6 times and on tails 4 times.The law of numbers goes into physics and psychology and is based on the idea that nothing is random. The results of flipping a coin are based on the way the coin was held, the amount of force applied to the coin, the height the coin was above the ground, and the environmental factors surrounding the coin as it turns through the air. If all factors are identical, the result will be identical. The coin will land on heads 10 out of 10 times. These factors are not easily controlled and were dismissed as random or probability. The law of numbers corrects for these factors.

50/50 50/50? This is equal to 1 which would imply the probability of flipping a head is certain. Obviously not correct as the probability of flipping a head in a fair dice is 1/2 or 0.5

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