# If two fair coins are tossed, what is the probability of getting two heads?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

There are several possibilities:

tail, tail

tail, head

head, tail

head, head

Each of these four outcomes is equally probable, so each has a 1 in 4 chance. So the probability of getting two heads is:

Probabilities are usually given as fractions.

(Now, had the question been "What is the probability of getting one head and one tail?" - the answer would be

#### Explanation:

The probability of getting 2 heads with 2 coins can be broken into 2 steps:

The first coin must show Heads AND

the second coin must show Heads.