Math - Odds

If you toss three coins, what are the odds in favor of getting exactly two tails and one head?

A. 3:8
B. 3:5
C. 5:3
D. 8:3

can you explain this? i can do odds but this is confusing me.

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  1. Since there are only 8 possibilities let's list them

    HHH
    HHT
    HTH
    HTT *
    THH
    THT *
    TTH *
    TTT

    there are 3 with two tails and one head

    take it from there, let me know what you got

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  2. whoa, thank you reiny! i got 5:3 :)

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  3. 3:5* oops

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