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    what is the probability that three quarters tossed in the air...

    ok so here we go...

    what is the probability that three quarters tossed in the air will land with only one head facing up?

    three coins with three sets of possibilities...

    HTT THT TTH

    with each set we have the result or ratio 1/2, 1/2, 1/2

    so the probability is 1/8?
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    Re: what is the probability that three quarters tossed in the air...

    Quote Originally Posted by slapmaxwell1 View Post
    ok so here we go...

    what is the probability that three quarters tossed in the air will land with only one head facing up?

    three coins with three sets of possibilities...



    HTT THT TTH

    with each set we have the result or ratio 1/2, 1/2, 1/2

    so the probability is 1/8?

    ok i know this is wrong, im not sure where i messed up or why.....
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    Re: what is the probability that three quarters tossed in the air...

    Quote Originally Posted by slapmaxwell1 View Post
    what is the probability that three quarters tossed in the air will land with only one head facing up?
    three coins with three sets of possibilities...
    HTT THT TTH CORRECT
    There are eight possible outcomes:
    \begin{gathered}  HHH \hfill \\  HHT \hfill \\  HTH \hfill \\  HTT \hfill \\  THH \hfill \\  THT \hfill \\  TTH \hfill \\  TTT \hfill \\ \end{gathered}
    How many are favorable?
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    Re: what is the probability that three quarters tossed in the air...

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    Re: what is the probability that three quarters tossed in the air...

    Quote Originally Posted by slapmaxwell1 View Post
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    So what is the probability?
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    Re: what is the probability that three quarters tossed in the air...

    ok ok so the answer is 3/8! thanks it helps when i see the problem laid out like that.
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