# Math

posted by .

Simone has been flipping a coin and has just flipped 5 heads in a row. she says that because she has just gotten so many heads, she is more likely to get tails than heads the next time she flips. Is Simone correct? What is the probability that her next flip will be a tail? Does the answer depend on what the previous flips were?

• Math -

No.The probability is always half.Its just luck that she got 5 in a row.After 5 times the probability will be same.Chance of tail will not be increased.

## Similar Questions

1. ### math

In a game, a player tosses a coin 4 times. If the player gets 3 or 4 heads, he/she wins. What is the theoretical probability of winning this game?
2. ### math

hi i did this problem and i just want to know if its right. 3 coins are flipped , find the following probabilities: a) P(2 heads) b) P( at most 2 heads) c) P(no heads) i got a) 1/4 b) .75 c) 5/8
3. ### Statistics

You are shown a coin that its owner says is fair in the sense that it will produce the same number of heads and tails when flipped a very large number of times. Suppose you decide to flip a coin 100 times. a. What conclusion would …
4. ### Stat.

A trick coin has been weighted so that heads occurs with a probability of p  2 3, and p(tails)  1 3. If you toss this coin 72 times, a. How many heads would you expect to get on average?
5. ### probability

You flip a fair coin (i.e., the probability of obtaining Heads is 1/2) three times. Assume that all sequences of coin flip results, of length 3, are equally likely. Determine the probability of each of the following events. {HHH}: …
6. ### Math: Probablity

A penny, a nickel, and a dime are flipped at the same time. Each coin can come out either heads (H) or tails (T). a. What name is given to the act of flipping the coins?
7. ### Math

Suppose you have a coin that lands on Heads with probability 0.6 There are three coin flips defined as X. Heads count 1 and tails count 0 – e.g., if three heads then X= 3; if a head and two tails then X = 1; if three tails the X …
8. ### Math

Debbie flipped a coin 20 times. The result were 7 heads and 13 tails. What is the relative frequency of heads for her experiment?
9. ### statistics and probabilities

You have two coins that look identical, but one of them is fair and the other is weighted. The weighted coin has a 3/4 chance of flipping heads and a 1/4 chance of flipping tails. Unfortunately, you've forgotten which coin is which! …
10. ### statistics

You have two coins that look identical, but one of them is fair and the other is weighted. The weighted coin has a 3/4 chance of flipping heads and a 1/4 chance of flipping tails. Unfortunately, you've forgotten which coin is which! …

More Similar Questions