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baileyraee1997

  • 2 years ago

what is the probability of getting tails five times in a row with a two-sided coin

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  1. Grazes
    • 2 years ago
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    It would be (1/2)^5 because the probability of getting tails is 1/2 and you're flipping 5 coins

  2. gitahimart
    • 2 years ago
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    \[(1/2)^{5} =????\]

  3. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    you want to draw a tree diagram. do you know how to do that?

  4. baileyraee1997
    • 2 years ago
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    no

  5. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    f|dw:1342993341121:dw|

  6. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    have you seen something like this?

  7. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    you should stem it into 5 events with the different possibilities and then see how many of the branches lead up to having 5 ts in a row.

  8. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    it should be 1/32 possibilities.

  9. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    because there are 32 ways you can have t and h put together 5 times.

  10. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    hthhh, hthht, hthth, hthtt, htthh, htthht, httth, htttt, hhhhh, hhhht, hhhth, hhhtt, hhthh, hhtht, hhtth, hhttt thhhh, thhhht, ththh,ththt, thtth, etc

  11. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    so the only one that lines up is 1/32 combinations.

  12. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    i am guess this is stats right?

  13. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    guessing*

  14. Grazes
    • 2 years ago
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    More like 2nd grade algebra lol

  15. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    Ah, I see. Well, I like the simplicity of your answer. I'm taking stats, and oh my gosh. You have to come up with all of these reasons for why you have your answer! haha

  16. Grazes
    • 2 years ago
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    I opt-ed out for stats for calc instead :P

  17. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    Oh I see, I'm taking pre-cal right now and next will be stats in August. How was Calc?

  18. Grazes
    • 2 years ago
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    Easy. Just simple memorization

  19. jessicajuanng
    • 2 years ago
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    Good to know!! I will definitely commit to sleeping then, so I can consolidate my memory! ;)

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