Suppose you toss a coin 100times and get 52heads and 48 tails. Based on these results, what is the probability that the next flip results in a head?

Do I just divide 48 by 100

Do I just divide 48 by 100

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May 12, 2017

Answer:

#13/25# = 52%

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Since the question specifically uses the phrase "based on these results," it implies that the correct answer would be the experimental probability of the coin landing on heads. If the question did not specifically use this phrase, I would agree with the first poster that the probability of the next flip landing on heads is exactly 50%.

So, based on the experimental results given, the probability of the coin landing on heads is 52/100 (52%), which reduces in fractional form to 13/25.

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Jul 26, 2016

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#1/2# or #50%#

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The flipping of a coin is a mutually exclusive event.
Each flip is completely independent from every other flip of the coin.
Therefore, every flip of the coin has a #50%# chance of landing on heads and a #50%# chance of landing on tails.

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