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# Each time a coin is flipped, there are two possible

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05 Sep 2008, 12:41
Each time a coin is flipped, there are two possible outcomes, heads and tails. If an experiment consists of 8 consecutive coin flips, then the experiment has ___ possible outcomes, where each of these outcomes is a list of heads and tails in some order.

OG pg 117

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05 Sep 2008, 14:15
8 consecutive toss can have 2^8 number of possible outcome
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05 Sep 2008, 14:24
correct 2 possible outcomes for each toss. 8 flips is 2 multiplied 8 times or 2 ^ 8
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05 Sep 2008, 20:11
OG says 28...? Makes no sense to me.
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06 Sep 2008, 00:33
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OG says 28...? Makes no sense to me.

Bud this must be a mis-print. The OG could have meant 2^8
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08 Sep 2008, 12:10
Okay, that makes sense then. Thanks.

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Re: Easy? Probability &nbs [#permalink] 08 Sep 2008, 12:10
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