Talia tossed a penny many times. she got 40 heads and 60 tails. she said the experimental probability of getting heads was 40 over 60. Explain and correct her error.

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  1. It should be 40 out of 100 tries.

    40/100 = 4/10 = 2/5

    However, it's more likely that eventually, the probability would be closer to 50/100 = 1/2.

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