A student claims that if a fair coin is tossed and comes
up heads 5 times in a row, then, according to the law
of averages, the probability of tails on the next toss
is greater than the probability of heads. What is your
math - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 12:18pm
No matter what comes up or how often you get heads, the chance for each individual throw is always the same -- 1 chance out of 2.
math - PsyDAG, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 12:02pm
The previous tosses do not effect later tosses; they are independent.