Posted by **crystal** on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 8:15pm.

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

reply?

would this be the answer

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.

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 8:18pm
You're right, Crystal.

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