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Probability Coin Toss Review

Flipping a Coin Experiment

Let's review a simple probability experiment. When you flip a coin, there are two possible outcomes. The coin could land showing a head or a tail. The list of all possible outcomes is called the sample space. The sample space in this experiment is heads or tails and can be written as {H, T}. Since you are equally likely to get heads or tails, the probability of flipping a coin and having the outcome a tail is 50%.

If you flipped a coin 10 times, how many times should the coin land heads-up? 100 times? 1000 times? Test your theory using the coin toss experiment found below.Coin

Click on the coin on the right to conduct a Coin Toss Experiment. Print the experiment worksheet and record your results. Complete the questions included on page two of the worksheet. Be prepared to discuss your observations with the class.

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