# 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.
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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