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    Surely the answer to the question is this: It depends how many tosses you're allowed.
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    It depends on the coin :cool:
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    (Original post by abrp)
    surely that would depend entirely on the coin design and if true id imagine it wouldnt apply to all the coins in the world...
    from what i remember, it applies to all the coins with an image of a head on one side and a tail on the other, i guess this means all english coins/ones featuring the queens head.
    i've no proof to back this up, i just felt i'd throw something into the coin debate, shake it up a bit!
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    (Original post by Vivisteiner)
    The probability of getting 5 heads and 4 tails is:

    9C4 multiplied by 0.5^9 = 126/512 = 63/256




    Thats because there are 126 different ways in which you can get 5 heads and 4 tails, and only one way in which you can get 9 tails. Of course, the probability of getting 5 heads and 4 tails is the same (1/512)
    I'd assume that he meant "5 heads then 4 tails"
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    (Original post by BJack)
    Surely the answer to the question is this: It depends how many tosses you're allowed.
    Yeah, toss a coin infinitely many times and you're almost certain to get a sequence of 9 heads in a row.
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    (Original post by tazarooni89)
    I'd assume that he meant "5 heads then 4 tails"
    Ahhhhhhh.....But that would make you an ASS

    and the UMP

    Will TION you!













    Sorry. Had to say that... :p:
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    (Original post by Vivisteiner)
    Ahhhhhhh.....But that would make you an ASS

    and the UMP

    Will TION you!













    Sorry. Had to say that... :p:
    :rofl:

    It's hilarious when people (mostly teachers) say stuff like this in real life :p:
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    (Original post by Moronic Acid)
    :rofl:

    It's hilarious when people (mostly teachers) say stuff like this in real life :p:
    Thats what the basketball coach (who is a teacher) in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air says.
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    (Original post by Vivisteiner)
    Ahhhhhhh.....But that would make you an ASS

    and the UMP

    Will TION you!
    Well you know... assume makes an ASS out of U and ME :yes:
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    (Original post by Vivisteiner)
    Thats what the basketball coach (who is a teacher) in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air says.
    How did I not remember that straight away?! :p:
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    (Original post by Moronic Acid)
    How did I not remember that straight away?! :p:
    Because you're an ass?


    (Original post by tazarooni89)
    Well you know... assume makes an ASS out of U and ME
    Lol.

    So that means if I say 'assume' that makes you an ass as well? Thats kinda harsh.
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    (Original post by Vivisteiner)
    Because you're an ass?
    That's what I get for making assumptions :sadnod:
 
 
 
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