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# Will a coin land on tails more often if you flip it?

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The chances are always the same:1/2. Sp it really depends on your luck, because if you flip a coin 100 times, it doesn't necessarily mean that tails will come up 50 times.

According to the Law of Large Numbers, as the number of times you flip a fair coin approaches infinity, the proportion of tails will approach 0.5 (as will that of heads).

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## Related Questions 50% probablility, or 1/2, that is, a one in two chance.There is an equal chance that the coin will land either heads or tails. 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%.  Since it is a certainty that a coin must land on either heads or tails, the probability must be 1. If you toss a fair coin 250 times , about how many times should it land on tails? each time you flip the coin, probability to end on either side is 50% (or 0.5) (we disregard landing on the side). So, to land on the same side 7 times, it is: 0.5^7 For 4 coin tosses, there are 16 possible outcomes. Tails on 75% of 4 tosses is 3 times tails, and 1 time heads. This occurs in 4 of those 16 possibilities, so the probability is 4/16 = 1/4 (or 25%). But if the question is 'what is the probability that it's tails at least 75% of the time, then you have to add in the 1 where all 4 are tails, then you have 5/16 (or 31.25%). Heads - &frac12; Tails - &frac12; There are two reasonable outcomes of flipping a coin. You could get heads or tails. Some might argue that the third outcome is that the coin will land on the edge. There are two answers to this question. If it can only land on heads or tails up, then there is a 50% chance ( or half a chance) it will land heads up, but that's not necessarily true. But, if it can land on heads, tails, or sides, then there is a 16% chance it will land tails up.   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 odds that a tossed coin will land tails side down remain one in two no matter how many times the coin has previously been tossed. 50/50. There are two sides (heads and tails), so half of the time it will land on heads. 49.5% or something like that because the coin can land on heads, tails, or on its edge. but the likelihood is like a fraction of a percent, but it is possible No. There are 2 sides of the coin, so it's a 50 50 chance. There is an equal oppurtunity for it to land on heads or tails.   The probability of the coin landing "head" side up is 50/50, meaning it could land "head" side up or "tail" side up. The odds of any single coin flip are always the same, no matter what happened on the previous tosses -- provided the coin is not a "double-head" (or "double-tail") "trick" coin   The probability that the coin will land on heads each time is 1/2. (1/2) to the tenth power is 1/1024. This is the probability that the coin will not land on heads. Subtract it from one to get the probability that it will : 1-(1/1024)There is a 1023/1024 or about 99.90234% chance that the coin will land on heads at least once.(There is a 1/1024 chance that the coin will land on heads all four times.)  there is even chance of having heads or tails since there is only 1 head and 1 tail on a penny. Assuming the penny is unflawed, yes it should. The more times you flip it, the closer the split should be to 50/50. Ok, sounds like a trick question. Obviously, there can be only one result, either heads or tails. Generally, when we consider the set of possible outcomes, we would say a coin flip has 2: a head and a tail. If I really want to complicate the matter, I could include that the coin might land on an edge. Don't think its realistic to include landing on an edge as an outcome. Ok, sounds like a trick question. Obviously, there can be only one result, either heads or tails. Generally, when we consider the set of possible outcomes, we would say a coin flip has 2: a head and a tail. If I really want to complicate the matter, I could include that the coin might land on an edge. Don't think its realistic to include landing on an edge as an outcome.

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