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# If out of 100 tosses of a coin, 56 were heads, find the

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If out of 100 tosses of a coin, 56 were heads, find the [#permalink]

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If out of 100 tosses of a coin, 56 were heads, find the probability that a tail appears in the next toss of the coin.

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10 Dec 2003, 06:44
Normally coins are expected to be fair or the prob in every trial is equal for H and T, but here think should be 44/100...

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10 Dec 2003, 07:30
If you see this on the GMAT, the answer will be 1/2.

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10 Dec 2003, 07:48
vote for 1/2
events are independent, no way do the previous tosses affect the next ones.

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