math: not sure how to figure out
posted by bwb on .
What are the odds against getting exactly two heads in three successive flips of a coin?
The odds for are: 2/3
but I do not know how to figure out the probability of odds against getting exactly two heads in three successive flips.
"probability of odds" ? , no such thing
odds and probability are closely related
odds in favour of some event
= prob(event will happen) : prob(event will not happen)
so two heads in 3 flips could be
THH, which would be 3 cases out of the 8
prob of exactly two heads out of 3 = 3/5
prob of NOT exactly two heads out of 3 = 5/8
odds against exactly 2 heads out of 3 flips = 5:3
Suppose a coin is biased so that it has the probilities below for landing on heads or tails on a single toss of the coin.
If this coin is tossed twice find the probability P(hh)