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.

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

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- math - A student claims that if a fair coin is tossed and comes up heads 5 times...
- math - a student claims that if a fair coin is tossed and comes up heads 5 times...
- math-probability - A student claims that if a fair coin is tossed and comes up ...
- Math. - You repeatedly toss a fair coin for 5 times. What is the probability ...
- math - a fair coin is tossed in the air 4 times. if the coin lands heads up the ...
- math - A balanced coin is tossed 12 times and heads appears each time. What is ...
- math - A balanced coin is tossed 12 times and heads appears each time. What is ...
- algebra - A coin is tossed 3 times. Find the probability of obtaining the ...
- math - Suppose you toss a coin and it you win a dollar if it comes up heads. If ...
- Math - Suppose you toss a coin and will win $1 if it comes up heads. If it comes...