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mike claims that the probability of winning a pick 6 number game where six numbers are drawn from the set 1 through 49 is about the same as getting 24 heads in a row when you flip a fair coin


1. find the probability of winning the pick 6 game and the probability of getting 24 heads in a row when you flip a fair coin.



i do not get this?!

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    prob of winning 6/49
    = 1/(C(49,6)) = 1/13983816 = .000000071

    prob of throwing 24 heads in a row
    = (1/2)^24 = 1/16777216 = .000000059

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