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Homework Help: statistics/probability

Posted by carmen, please help!! on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 7:49pm.

A game consists of tossing two coins, first a dime and then a nickel. For each coin which comes up a head you win the value of the coin. For each coin which comes up a tail you get nothing.
{HH,HT,TH,TT} - each outcome with probability .25 - winnings are 15,10,5,0

a) Find the mean or expected winnings

b) Find the standard deviation of your winnings.

c) If you had to pay a dime to play the game, what would be the mean of your winnings?

d) If you had to pay a dime to play the game, what would be the standard deviation of your winnings?

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