mvesling when flipping 4 coins, what is the probability of "more heads than tails"? one year ago one year ago

1. yashar806

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2. satellite73

that means either 3 heads and one tail or 4 heads the probability of all the possibilities can be seen by looking at the fourth row of pascal's triangle $1,4,6,4,1$ the denominator of each of the probabilities is $$2^4=16$$ so the probabilities are $\frac{1}{16}, \frac{4}{16},\frac{6}{16},\frac{4}{16}, \frac{1}{16}$ for no heads, one head, two heads, three heads, four heads respectively

3. satellite73

more heads than tails means add up the last two, i.e. $\frac{4}{16}+\frac{1}{16}$

4. mvesling

ok i get it now, thx!

5. satellite73

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