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Tossing a coin, the probability of getting a head is 0.6. If

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Tossing a coin, the probability of getting a head is 0.6. If a coin is tossed for 5 times, what is the probability of getting at least 4 heads?

A. (0.6)^4 * 0.4
B. (0.6)^5
C. 0.8 * (0.6)^5
D. 2.6 * (0.6)^4
E. (0.4)^5 * 0.6

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we use formula: \(p=C^n_m*q^{m}*(1-q)^{n-m}\)

\(p=C^5_4*(0.6)^4*(0.4)^1+C^5_5*(0.6)^5*(0.4)^0=(0.6)^4*(5*0.4+0.6)=2.6*(0.6)^4\)
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