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H T T = P(H)*P(T)*P(T)*# of arrangements = \(\frac{1}{2}*\frac{1}{2}*\frac{1}{2} * \frac{3!}{1!*2!} = \frac{3}{8}\)

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Bunuel wrote:
What is the probability of flipping a fair coin three times and the coin landing on heads on exactly one flip?

A. 1/8
B. 1/4
C. 3/8
D. 1/2
E. 3/4


No. of possible outcome of flipping of Coin = 2*2*2 = 8 (Each flip can be either H or T)
No. of events in which there will be H in exactly one flip = HTT, THT, TTH = 3

So, probability = 3/8

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