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  • one year ago

The probability of two heads on a toss of two coins is .25. Is this theoretical or empirical probability?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    What do you think so far?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    empirical because it is based on experimental evidence? @Tom_Boy_Rebel

  3. dan815
    • one year ago
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    its theoretical

  4. dan815
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    we start with the hypothesis that a coin is indeed random, that there is 1/2 chance of heads and 1/2 chance of tails

  5. dan815
    • one year ago
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    so when toss twice there is a 1/2 * 1/2 chance of heads 1/2*1/2=1/4 = 0.25 However, this not could really be true, perhaps not all coins behave like this, and its every exactly 1/4th of the time in reality

  6. dan815
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    and its never* exactly 1/4th of the time in reality.

  7. dan815
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    ok wait, i dont mean to confuse you, but it can be 1/4th of the time in experimental probability, however, its very unlikely its 1/4th of the time always. and you need to perform the experiment an infinite number of times to show that it is really going to 1/4th, and we cannot do an infinite experiments in reality. So this has to be theoretical

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I got it, hahaha thank you

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