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theoretical probability is one half experimental probability is four tenths this is because to find theoretical probability you need to do number of outcomes you were looking for over the number of outcomes possible experimental probability is number of turns that were what you were looking for over the number of turns

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

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What is the probability of getting tails twice in a row?

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What is the probability of getting zero tails?

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How do theoretical probability and experimental probability relate?

Take for example, flipping a coin. Theoretically, if I flip it, there is a 50% chance that I flip a head and a a 50% chance that I flip a tail. That would lead us to believe that out of 100 flips, there should theoretically be 50 heads and 50 tails. But if you actually try this out, this may not be the case. What you actually get, say 46 heads and 54 tails, is the experimental probability. Thus, experimental probability differs from theoretical probability by the actual results. Where theoretical probability cannot change, experimental probability can.



What is the probability of flipping 4 coins and getting all heads or all tails?

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What is the probability of getting exactly 2 tails of tossing a coin?

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What is the probability of getting both tails on two tosses of a coin?

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How do you find experimetal probability?

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What is the probability of getting a least one tail when tossing eight fair coins?

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