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Which situation can be modeled by tossing a coin three times?
a.
choosing which one of sixteen teams will win a tournament
c.
selecting a desk from thirty-six in a classroom
b.
deciding which English teacher of eight will win a trip to London
d.
picking one of six math teachers

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    divide the eight teachers into two groups of four A and B
    Toss coin, group A wins.

    Divide the four English teachers into two groups of two C and D.
    Toss coin, group C wins

    Now the two teachers in group toss the third coin to see who goes to London.
    Note: 2^3 = 8

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