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Probability of outcome

P(head) = P(tail) =

Toss the coin many times and see how many heads are recorded.
See how the Heads/Total tends to 0.5 =

The number of heads (nH) is distributed about the expected mean N/2.

If you toss a set of coins (less than 10, say) what is the chance of a particular number of heads occurring? Next page


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