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# When you throw a coin, the probability of getting head is

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13. When you throw a coin, the probability of getting head is not 50%. When you throw a coin twice, what is the probability of getting heads only?

(1) The probability of getting head is twice that of getting tail.
(2) The probability of getting one head and one tail is 4/9.
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26 Nov 2005, 14:22
P(getting head) + P(getting tail) = 1

Statement 1:
2x + x = 1
x = 1/3

P(getting head) = 2/3
P(getting tail) = 1/3

Probability of getting head twice = 2/3 x 2/3 = 4/9
Statement 1 is sufficient

Statement 2:
This seems incorrect because the sum of probability of getting head and tail should be 1 since there are only 2 outcomes to flipping a coin.
Statement 2 is not sufficient.

The correct answer is A.

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