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Topic: coin toss
Replies: 9   Last Post: Sep 7, 2005 11:58 PM

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 Dave Chamberlain Posts: 7 Registered: 6/23/05
Re: coin toss
Posted: Sep 6, 2005 8:00 PM

Fakename <fakename@comcast.net> wrote:

: "Dave Chamberlain" <davec@osmium.mv.net> wrote in message
: news:dfgcri\$2fls\$1@pyrite.mv.net...
: >
: > With 5 coins: 2:32 = 1:16 = 6.25%
: > With 6 coins: 2:64 = 1:32 = 3.125%
: >
: >

: No, what I mean is ...if you tossed the coin exactly 100 times, what is the
: probability that you will get at least one run of five in a row (either

Well without having the time to fully think it through, my answer
would be that where percentage means "of 100", I would say that if
you through a coin 100 times you would find it coming up 5 of the
same (in a row) 6 1/4 times (6.25%)

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Date Subject Author
9/4/05 Fakename
9/4/05 Fakename
9/5/05 Fakename
9/6/05 Rob Morewood
9/5/05 Jim Sprigs
9/6/05 Dave Chamberlain
9/5/05 Kevin Karplus
9/7/05 BlankMondragon