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Answered 2013-04-29 10:11:58

Because there are only 2 outcomes for the flip of a coin, for 5 flips you just need to take (1/2)5, which equals 1/32.

This implies there are 32 different outcomes for the case of tossing a coin 5 times. From these 32 outcomes 5 have exactly 4 heads: THHHH, HTHHH, HHTHH, HHHTH, and HHHHT. So the probability of getting exactly 4 heads when you toss a coin 5 times is:

P(4H,!T) = 5/32 = 0.15625 ≈ 15.6%

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